Definition of "infects" []

  • 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)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of infect. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "infects" in a sentence
  • "The epidemic "infects" not only the people but also the national economies."
  • "I might not be understanding what you were getting at, but the word 'infects' would be why."
  • "Developed as a treatment for severe anemia, Repoxygen therapy "infects" patients with a virus carrying a gene that prompts cells to produce erythropoietin, or EPO, a protein that boosts red blood cell production and endurance."