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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinfectin‧fect /ɪnˈfekt/ ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 MIto give someone a disease People with the virus may feel perfectly well, but they can still infect others.infect with the number of people infected with HIV2 MIto make something contain something harmful that gives people a diseasebe infected with something Eggs known to be infected with salmonella were allowed to go on sale. Grammar Infect is usually passive in this meaning.3 MIif a feeling or interest that you have infects other people, it makes them begin to feel the same way or have the same interest Lucy’s enthusiasm soon infected the rest of the class.4 if a virus infects your computer or disk, it changes or destroys the information in or on it→ See Verb table
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infectThe fruits were infected by a fungus disease called brown rot.The book may infect you with a passion for mountain climbing.infect withTwenty people were infected with tuberculosis by one sick employee.