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synonyms for infect

  • affect
  • poison
  • taint
  • touch
  • blight
  • corrupt
  • defile
  • influence
  • spoil
  • vitiate
  • disease
  • spread among
  • spread to
See also synonyms for: infected / infecting
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antonyms for infect

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  • aid
  • help
  • protect
  • purify
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How to use infect in a sentence

The question of how the virus probably jumped from bats to infect humans has been a mystery since the start of the outbreak.
WHO TEAM IN WUHAN DISMISSES LAB LEAK THEORY, CONTINUES HUNT FOR INTERMEDIARY CORONAVIRUS HOSTGERRY SHIHFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If a nursing-home patient was infected at his home but died in a hospital, it wasn’t counted.
WHAT TO MAKE OF NEW YORK’S REVISED NURSING-HOME CORONAVIRUS NUMBERSPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
People may continue to get infected with the virus, but the infections are not as severe.
HOW CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS MAY DRIVE REINFECTION AND SHAPE VACCINATION EFFORTSERIN GARCIA DE JESUSFEBRUARY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It has infected more than 100 million others, and new variants threaten another surge in cases even as vaccines have begun to roll out.
SMALLPOX USED TO KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR. HERE’S HOW HUMANS BEAT IT.KELSEY PIPERFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
You just don’t know if they’re infected, so, as difficult as that is, at least this time around, just lay low and cool it.
SUPER SPREADER SUNDAY? EXPERTS WORRY SUPER BOWL COULD TRIGGER CORONAVIRUS EXPLOSIONBRITTANY SHAMMAS, FENIT NIRAPPIL, MARK MASKEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She later learned that several crew members were infected and that a man in her group had died.
900,000 INFECTED. NEARLY 15,000 DEAD. HOW THE CORONAVIRUS TORE THROUGH D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA.REBECCA TAN, ANTONIO OLIVO, JOHN D. HARDENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Nymphs infected as larvae can spread the bacteria to other hosts, including people.
THE ANIMALS THAT TICKS BITE IN THE U.S. SOUTH CAN IMPACT LYME DISEASE SPREADAIMEE CUNNINGHAMFEBRUARY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
I wouldn’t want newly vaccinated people to think that they have an unconditional pass to return to their pre-pandemic lives, as they could potentially still be carriers who could infect others.
HERE’S WHY VACCINES CAN END OUR COVID NIGHTMARELEANA WENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He said he weighs the potential of being attacked — or infected — each day.
AS TRANSIT AGENCIES RAMP UP MASK ENFORCEMENT, CONGRESS AIRS CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY OF TRANSPORTATION WORKERSMICHAEL LARISFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Somebody gets infected, they infect less than another person, and then it’s not viable.
HOW COVID-19 ENDED FLU SEASON BEFORE IT STARTEDMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 4, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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WORDS RELATED TO INFECT

  • alloy
  • befoul
  • corrupt
  • debase
  • debauch
  • defile
  • deprave
  • desecrate
  • dirty
  • harm
  • infect
  • injure
  • muck up
  • pervert
  • poison
  • pollute
  • profane
  • radioactivate
  • soil
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • vitiate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.