Definition of “infected” - English Dictionary

“infected” in British English

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infectedadjective

uk /ɪnˈfek.tɪd/ us /ɪnˈfek.tɪd/

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).

(Definition of “infected” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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