infected

adjective in·fect·ed \ in-ˈfek-təd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of infected

: having an infection : contaminated with an infective agent (such as a bacterium or virus)
  • an infected wound
  • Through a number of different means, these viruses persist at very low, hard-to-detect levels in infected cells.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association
  • She explains that leptospirosis bacteria are shed in the urine of infected animals.
  • —Tania Banak
  • The fungus produces as many as 1 million conidia per square centimeter of infected leaf surface.
  • —G. B. Lucas

First Known Use of infected

1534

in the meaning defined above

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