(adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Infected.


1. communicate a disease to

- Your children have infected you with this head cold

Definition categories: body, give

2. contaminate with a disease or microorganism

Similar word(s): taint

Definition categories: body, contaminate, foul, pollute

3. corrupt with ideas or an ideology

- society was infected by racism

Definition categories: social, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

4. affect in a contagious way

- His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room

Definition categories: cognition, affect, impress, move, strike

Sentences with infect as a verb:

- Her passion for dancing has infected me.