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infect/ɪnˈfɛkt/verb
infectsinfectedinfecting
infect
/ɪnˈfɛkt/
verb
infectsinfectedinfecting
Learner's definition of INFECT  
[+ object]
: to cause (someone or something) to become sick or affected by disease— often used as (be) infected
: to cause (someone) to feel an emotion— usually + with
   b of an emotion : to spread to (other people)
of a computer virus : to cause (a computer or computer file) to stop working as it should
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