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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.