Definitions English

  • To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent.
  • To communicate a pathogen or disease to.
  • To invade and produce infection in.
  • To contaminate or corrupt: envy that infected their thoughts; a society that was infected by racism.
  • To affect in a contagious way: "His fear infected me, and . . . I followed as fast as I could” ( W.H. Hudson).