Examples of infect in a Sentence
If you're sick you should stay home to avoid infecting other people in the office.
The virus has infected many people.
They were unable to prevent bacteria from infecting the wound.
Her enthusiasm has infected everyone.
The virus has infected many computers.
All the computers in the office were infected by the same virus.
Recent Examples of infect from the Web
Image McDonald’s pulled salads from 3,000 restaurants in the Midwest after health experts announced that more than 100 people had been infected by an intestinal parasite in recent weeks.
People become infected by inhaling tiny Histoplasma spores.
Once a cell has become infected by a virus, the interferons alert the surrounding cells.
The child might have been infected by someone who had been to a country where polio is still endemic (Afghanistan or Pakistan).
And how many children are infected by their mothers?
People can greatly reduce their risk of becoming infected by taking simple precautions.
Patients with breathing tubes and wounds are at the highest risk of getting infected by the bacteria.
The woman has a grotesque growth on her back, and soon the man is infected by it.
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INFECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infect for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone or something) to become sick or affected by disease
: to cause (someone) to feel an emotion
of an emotion : to spread to (other people)
INFECT Defined for Kids
Definition of infect for Students
- Don't infect me with your cold.
- The bacteria can infect wounds.
- Her enthusiasm infects the other players.
medical Definition of infect
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