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Definition 1: caused by infection or capable of causing infection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for infective in the sense of this definition

(infective is similar to ...) containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

"a septic sore throat" "a septic environment" "septic sewage"

Definition 2: able to cause disease - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • infective agents
  • pathogenic bacteria

Synonyms for infective in the sense of this definition

(infective is similar to ...) detrimental to good health

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

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