verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of infect
Examples from the Web for infected
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.
Egypt has a comparatively low number of HIV cases compared to the rest of Africa, with just 11,000 infected people nationwide.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By May 27, five people had succumbed to the virus and 16 more were infected.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For his part, Logan now believes that more than 95 percent of cone bearing trees are infected.
“We are it,” Davis says when I ask if the military has a plan for how to get an infected American service member out of Liberia.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ships at anchor in Carlisle Bay were, for the most part, infected with this disease.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
St. Paul—was infected with the Hebrew method of interpretation.Inspiration and Interpretation|John Burgon
It was impossible to go near him—all around him was infected.
Such was ever his fury in an engagement that it infected and inspired his followers.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
The leaven of sin that touched humanity at the first has infected the whole.The Parables of Our Lord|William Arnot
British Dictionary definitions for infected
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for infect
Word Origin and History for infected
late 14c., from Latin infectus, past participle of inficere "to spoil, stain," literally "to put in to, dip into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + facere "perform" (see factitious). Related: Infected; infecting.