Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFECTED

This man had an infected leg that required some minor surgery.

Grushnitski appears to be very glad that she is not infected by my gaiety.

Why, even peace-loving Tubby seemed to be infected with some of it.

The truth is, Theaetetus, that we have long been infected with logical impurity.

Such was ever his fury in an engagement that it infected and inspired his followers.

Fanfulla eyed him, infected by the boisterous gladness of his mood.

It was as if the mate had infected him with his own diseased devotion.

A doctor at Kephalos, it seems, infected them with this poison of despondency.

The gloomy weather seemed to have infected the driver as well as myself.

The author an eye-witness of it, and visited the infected, 167.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin infectus, past participle of inficere "to spoil, stain," literally "to put in to, dip into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + facere "perform" (see factitious). Related: Infected; infecting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INFECTED

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.