infectum

noun in·fec·tum \ə̇nˈfektəm\

Definition of infectum

plural

-s

  1. :  an aspectual category of tenses in Latin which includes all that indicate that action or state is in progress in contrast with those tenses which indicate that action or state is completed — compare perfectum

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Origin and Etymology of infectum

New Latin, from Latin, neuter of infectus undone, unfinished, from in- 1in- + -fectus (from factus, past participle of facere to do, make) — more at do


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