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Adjective
Affected with an infectious disease
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“There will be an obvious visible white mycelial mat, and it's also possible that mushrooms will grow at the base of an infected tree.”
Adjective
Filled with pus
“She bounced before me in an absurd fashion, scratching at her slinky, bare stomach just below the hem of her belly shirt, where an infected and pus-filled red blotch was trying to heal.”
Adjective
Impure, contaminated with undesirable elements or substances
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“The bulk of the evidence strongly suggests that the infected water was pumped into the drinking-water tank.”
Adjective
Affected or influenced by something, especially ideas
Infected by the ideology that arose during the war, their goal was to derange the body politic, to confuse the people.”
Adjective
(of organic matter) In the process of decaying
Adjective
Involving or caused by a physical or mental disease
Verb
Past tense for to taint or contaminate
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“Are you ever tempted to cheat, to damage the landscape further, to poison it, infect it, before you take a photograph?”
Verb
Past tense for to affect (a person, organism, etc.) with a disease-causing organism
“All it would take would be for that bird influenza virus and an influenza virus from humans to infect an animal or human at the same time.”
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Past tense for to affect with an opinion or feeling as if by contagion
“Clearly, unadulterated bias contaminates many stories and can even infect the entire Washington press corps from time to time.”
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Past tense for to affect adversely, especially with an illness or disease
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Past tense for to cause to wither or shrivel due to disease or illness, typically of plants
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Past tense for to penetrate or permeate by saturation
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Past tense for to enter a place or situation in large numbers and intrusively
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Past tense for to motivate or animate, especially towards the accomplishment of a goal
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