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English definition of “infected”

infected

adjective uk   /ɪnˈfek.tɪd/ us  

infected adjective (DISEASE)

containing bacteria or other things that can cause disease: an infected wound/cut After the operation the wound became infected.

infected adjective (COMPUTER)

An infected computer file contains a computer virus (= a program that can harm computers and their files).
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