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verb as in pollute, contaminate


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“It is the sign of a deep-seated corruption infecting all life,” writes Davidson.

USDA review, meanwhile, is triggered when bioengineers modify plants by infecting them with bacteria carrying the new genes.

Dr. Sherry Gorman made headlines after being accused of infecting patients with contaminated needles.

It hopped over to our own species in the early 1900s by infecting West African hunters killing chimpanzees for meat.

And like Stuxnet before it, Duqu was designed to self-destruct weeks after infecting a particular machine.

The rot of faction, which was infecting political life, laid some hold on the navy.

A new poison is added to that already infecting me—I am jealous!

No one had as yet succeeded in infecting the roots and in producing the tubercles artificially.

Some people would come, leave notes with her to deliver to Pavel, and disappear, infecting her with their excitement.

I return, in the mean time, to the article of infecting one another at first.

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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to infecting, such as: touch, affect, taint, poison, defile, and influence.

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