Definition of "infecting" []

  • To cause infection in; contaminate (an organism, wound, etc) with pathogenic microorganisms (verb)
  • To affect or become affected with a communicable disease (verb)
  • To taint, pollute, or contaminate (verb)
  • To affect, esp adversely, as if by contagion (verb)
  • To affect with a computer virus (verb)
  • To taint with crime or illegality; expose to penalty or subject to forfeiture (verb)
  • Contaminated or polluted with or as if with a disease; infected (adjective)
  • Present participle of infect. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "infecting" in a sentence
  • "Third, ticks are only dangerous if they are infected, and deer play no role in infecting ticks ...."
  • "The major active component of marijuana could aid the Kaposi's sarcoma virus in infecting cells and multiplying, according researchers at Harvard Medical School."
  • "The only people who will be ban are people who, over a period of time, demonstrate they are simply interested in infecting the discussion with personal attacks."