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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] infectus, perfect passive participle of inficiō (dye, taint).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to infect

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to infect (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to bring into contact with a substance that can cause illness (a pathogen)
  2. (transitive) to make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion
    Her passion for dancing has infected me.

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