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verb [T]    /ɪnˈfekt/
to cause disease in someone by introducing organisms such as bacteria or viruses: Mosquitoes can infect people with malaria. fig. Fear of an attack infected the entire city. infected    /ɪnˈfek·tɪd/ adjective [not gradable] an infected toe infection    /ɪnˈfek·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [C] a sinus infection
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