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synonyms for infective

  • contagious
  • toxic
  • virulent
  • communicable
  • contaminating
  • corrupting
  • defiling
  • diseased
  • epidemic
  • mephitic
  • miasmic
  • noxious
  • pestilent
  • pestilential
  • poisoning
  • polluting
  • transferable
  • transmittable
  • vitiating
  • endemic
  • taking
  • pandemic
  • epidemic
  • communicable
  • dangerous
  • infectious
  • pestiferous
  • transferable
  • pestilential
  • epizootic
  • miasmatic
  • transmittable
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antonyms for infective

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  • harmless
  • nonpoisonous
  • antiseptic
  • uncommunicable
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      How to use infective in a sentence

      There are other infective diseases, in which we have not yet found the causative micro-organism, but we presume its existence.
      ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
      In acute cases of salpingitis the cœlomic ostium is open and the infective material can be seen leaking from it (Fig. 3).
      A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
      The cause is always the absorption of some toxic or infective material from the periphery.
      ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 2VARIOUS
      Abscess in the spleen occasionally occurs, usually in association with infective endocarditis or with general pyaemia.
      ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 2VARIOUS
      He showed further, that by having been bred in the tissues of the cow, the virus lost its intense infective properties for man.
      THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JUNE, 1900VARIOUS
      Also the southern wind, which wind is naturally infective: therefore spar the windows, etc.
      A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
      But if the infective fever at Spanish Town in 1655-56 was almost certainly not yellow fever, it was probably allied to it in type.
      A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
      But now we begin to see that the sickness at St Jago de la Vega had become infective or pestilential.
      A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
      It may so happen, as sometimes in fact it does, that the animal may die as a result of the infective fever so set up.
      DISEASES OF THE HORSE'S FOOTHARRY CAULTON REEKS
      The serous matter exuding from the diseased keratogenous membrane appears, in fact, to be highly infective.
      DISEASES OF THE HORSE'S FOOTHARRY CAULTON REEKS
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      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO INFECTIVE

      • communicable
      • dangerous
      • endemic
      • epidemic
      • epizootic
      • infectious
      • infective
      • miasmatic
      • pandemic
      • pestiferous
      • pestilential
      • taking
      • transferable
      • transmittable
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