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English definition of “infect”

infect

verb [T] (COMPUTERS)    /ɪnˈfekt/
C1 to pass harmful programs from one computer to another, or within files in the same computer : A computer virus may lurk unseen in a computer's memory , calling up and infecting each of the machine's data files in turn .Computer programming and software
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