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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up infectum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!