verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- infected abortion,
- infection immunity
Origin of infect
Examples from the Web for uninfected
The first trial will be conducted in 20 healthy, uninfected volunteers at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.
This is being developed for the billions of uninfected people.
Nor will it work for uninfected persons who are exposed sexually.Let’s Not Rush to Call the HIV Baby Findings a ‘Cure’|Kent Sepkowitz|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The infected shellfish do not appear or taste differently than uninfected shellfish; the toxin can only be detected in a lab.Necrotizing Fasciitis, Blinding Larvae & More Scary Diseases|Casey Schwartz|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Letters from plague-ridden shores are fitted for the perusal of the uninfected by fumigation and other mysterious processes.
If they prove to be uninfected they can be processed for meat storage.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
The railway mania of 1845 of course did not leave Worcestershire uninfected.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century|T. C. Turberville
The improvement of Group A—uninfected children—proved to be greatest, and was taken as 100 per cent.Adenoids and Diseased Tonsils|Margaret Cobb Rogers
They are content with their country, and faithful to their chiefs, and yet uninfected with the fever of migration.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland|Samuel Johnson
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for infect
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.