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1. infect

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɛkt'] communicate a disease to.

Synonyms

  • canker

Antonyms

  • incorruptness
  • incorrupt

Etymology

  • infectus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Infect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word infect


1. Adjective
Although disgusting, tapeworms are actually one of the least damaging parasites that infect people and animals.

2. Verb, base form
Coughs and sneezes caused by the flu shot propel germs through the air where they can infect other people.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Viruses infect the tree through contact with diseased plants, through diseased seeds and by grafting with diseased tissue.

Quotes containing the word infect


1. May Light always surround you;Hope kindle and rebound you.May your Hurts turn to Healing;Your Heart embrace Feeling.May Wounds become Wisdom;Every Kindness a Prism.May Laughter infect you;Your Passion resurrect you.May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.
- D. Simone

2. False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
- Plato

3. Unhappiness can be like a virus spreading from one person, to the next person, to the next one and so on. When someone is mean or rude to you, do not let their unhappiness infect your own life. If you are the unhappy one, please quarantine yourself so you do not infect others!
- Jennifer O'Neill, Soul DNA: Your Spiritual Genetic Code Defines Your Purpose

2. infect

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɛkt'] contaminate with a disease or microorganism.

Synonyms

  • superinfect
  • taint
  • pollute
  • foul
  • smut

Antonyms

  • sadist
  • masochist
  • encourage
  • elate

Etymology

  • infectus (Latin)

3. infect

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɛkt'] affect in a contagious way.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • affect
  • move

Antonyms

  • lawful
  • straight
  • dishonesty
  • fresh

Etymology

  • infectus (Latin)

4. infect

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɛkt'] corrupt with ideas or an ideology.

Synonyms

  • pervert
  • demoralise
  • deprave
  • debase
  • misdirect
  • demoralize
  • corrupt
  • subvert
  • profane
  • vitiate

Antonyms

  • obey
  • heavenly
  • sacred
  • pious

Etymology

  • infectus (Latin)
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