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Synonyms for infect



  • contaminate
  • transmit disease to
  • spread disease to or among

Synonyms for infect

to have a destructive effect on

to make morally impure

Synonyms for infect

communicate a disease to

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contaminate with a disease or microorganism

affect in a contagious way

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Hackers and viruses infect users at home and then when these unsuspecting users connect through the VPN, they are infecting the network with malware.
pylori may also prevent other, possibly more harmful bacteria from infecting the stomach, says Hans G.
By infecting Windows 95 applications Babylonia spreads like a normal virus by replicating through a system using a resident copy hidden in the background.
Finally, the New York team's findings suggest that the strains of HIV infecting survivors are less virulent than the strains that sicken most people.
Protein translocation into host epithelial cells by infecting enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.
The team also had access to the strain of virus infecting this patient during the acute phase of the illness.
According to Trend Micro experts who analyzed and developed detection for this latest virus, "W2KM_PSD" is very similar to one of the more popular macro viruses currently infecting Word 97 documents, "W97M_PSD", with alterations made to take advantage of some of the capabilities in Word 2000.
In addition, the generic makeup of the HIV infecting the toddler did not match closely that of its mother's HIV, they report in the Dec.
Here it replicates and can re-enter the blood stream as well as infecting other liver cells.
As for the safety question raised by the Acer case, CDC researchers point out that this is the first known case of a health care worker infecting a patient.