infect


infect
I verb adulterate, befoul, besmirch, blight, canker, cause illness, contaminare, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, dirty, empoison, envenom, foul, harm, impair, make ill, make impure, pervert, poison, pollute, putrefy, render unclean, smirch, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish, transmit disease, vitiate, vitiis inficere II index adulterate, contaminate, foment, harm, motivate, pervert, pollute, taint (contaminate)

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  • infect — infect, e [ ɛ̃fɛkt ] adj. • XIVe; lat. infectus, p. p. de inficere « imprégner, infecter » 1 ♦ Qui a une odeur, un goût ignoble. ⇒ pestilentiel, putride, répugnant. Charogne infecte. ⇒ pourri. Cloaque, bourbier infect. Odeur infecte. Goût infect …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • infect — infect, ecte (in fèkt , fè kt ; au pluriel masculin, l s ne se lie pas : des lieux in fèkt et malsains) adj. 1°   Qui répand des exhalaisons d une odeur de corruption et malfaisantes. Il est puant et infect. Des eaux infectes. •   Semblables à… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • infect — INFÉCT, Ă, infecţi, te, adj. 1. (Despre mirosuri) Greu, urât, puturos, rău; (despre aer) stricat, viciat, greu. 2. (Despre obiecte) Cu aspect respingător, neîngrijit, murdar, urât, de calitate proastă; rău. 3. (Despre oameni şi manifestările lor) …   Dicționar Român

  • infect — Infect, Infecte. Puant, gasté, corrompu, qui est infect. Il a l haleine si infecte. il est puant & infect. un lieu infect. l air infect …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Infect — In*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infecting}.] [L. infectus, p. p. of inficere to put or dip into, to stain, infect; pref. in in + facere to make; cf. F. infecter. See {Fact}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To taint with morbid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infect — In*fect , a. [L. infectus: cf. F. infect. See {Infect}, v. t.] Infected. Cf. {Enfect}. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infect — in‧fect [ɪnˈfekt] verb [transitive] COMPUTING if a computer virus (= a program put secretly into your computer ) infects your computer, the programs on the computer stop working properly: • Once write protected, a disk can t be infected by a… …   Financial and business terms

  • infect — INFECT: Doit se dire de toute œuvre artistique ou littéraire que le Figaro n a pas permis d admirer …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • infect — (v.) late 14c., from L. infectus, pp. of inficere to spoil, stain, lit. to put in to, dip into, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + facere perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Infected; infecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • infect — [v] pollute, contaminate affect, blight, corrupt, defile, disease, influence, poison, spoil, spread among, spread to, taint, touch, vitiate; concepts 143,246 …   New thesaurus