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1. infective

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈfɛktɪv'] able to cause disease.

Synonyms

  • pathogenic
  • unhealthful

Antonyms

  • nontoxic
  • wholesome
  • sanitary

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • infect (English)
  • infectus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Infective

  • retrospective
  • introspective
  • prospective
  • irrespective
  • subjective
  • respective
  • reflective
  • projective
  • perspective
  • ineffective
  • convective
  • selective
  • protective
  • objective
  • invective
  • directive
  • detective
  • defective
  • connective
  • collective
  • elective
  • effective
  • corrective
  • affective

Sentences with infective


1. Adjective
Your vet may test blood or discharge from the ear to determine the infective agent at work there.

2. infective

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈfɛktɪv'] caused by infection or capable of causing infection.

Synonyms

  • infected
  • septic

Antonyms

  • noninfectious
  • germfree
  • restorative

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • infect (English)
  • infectus (Latin)
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