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Definitions and Synonyms of infected | Another word for infected | What is infected?

Definition 1: containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where infected or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a septic sore throat
  • a septic environment
  • septic sewage

Synonyms for infected in the sense of this definition

(infected is similar to ...) infected and filled with pus

"an abscessed tooth"

(infected is similar to ...) contaminated with infecting organisms

"dirty wounds" "obliged to go into infected rooms"

(infected is similar to ...) making impure by contact or mixing

(infected is similar to ...) containing pus

"a purulent wound"

(infected is similar to ...) caused by infection or capable of causing infection

"viruses and other infective agents" "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease"

(infected is similar to ...) causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

(infected is similar to ...) characteristic of septicemia

"a septicemic temperature curve"

(means also ...) detrimental to good health

"unhealthful air pollution" "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"

(means also ...) full of germs or pathological microorganisms

"the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy"

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