Thesaurus

infects

verb
present tense third-person singular of infect

Synonyms & Antonyms of infects

to pass something harmful (such as a disease) to someone or something else
  • If you come to work when you're sick, you'll infect everyone in the office.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for infects

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for infects

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about infects

Cite this Entry

“Infects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/infects. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on infects

Nglish: Translation of infects for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of infects for Arabic Speakers

Comments on infects

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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