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infective

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adjective in·fec·tive \in-ˈfek-tiv\

Definition of infective

  1. 1 :  producing or capable of producing infection

  2. 2 :  affecting others :  infectious

in·fec·tiv·i·ty play \(ˌ)in-ˌfek-ˈti-və-tē\ noun


14th Century

First Known Use of infective

14th century


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infective

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adjective in·fec·tive \in-ˈfek-tiv\

Medical Definition of infective

  1. :  producing or capable of producing infection :  infectious




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