in·​fec·​tum | \ ə̇nˈfektəm \
plural -s

Definition of infectum

: 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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History and Etymology for infectum

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

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“Infectum.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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