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infect

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.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinfectin‧fect /ɪnˈfekt/ verb [transitive] COMPUTING if a computer VIRUS (=a program put secretly into your computer) infects your computer, the programs on the computer stop working properlyOnce write-protected, a disk can’t be infected by a virus.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
infect
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinfect
he, she, itinfects
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinfected
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave infected
he, she, ithas infected
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad infected
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill infect
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have infected
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam infecting
he, she, itis infecting
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you, we, theyare infecting
Past
I, he, she, itwas infecting
you, we, theywere infecting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been infecting
he, she, ithas been infecting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been infecting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be infecting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been infecting
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