To infect

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Definition

to infect: to contaminate, to transmit disease to; to poison, to corrupt
verb
The system is infected with a virus. We now have no access to it.

Examples

  • "We managed to identify and destroy the virus before it infected any other machines on the network, which is extremely good news."
  • "I got a problem. I think my computer's been infected with a virus."
  • "It crashed several times in the past few weeks, and I think it may have recently infected the whole network."
  • "Since last Wednesday, an extremely dangerous virus has been infecting computers in homes and offices all over the world, and it's spreading quickly."
  • "The scarf would protect the birds by preventing them from breathing in infected air particles."
  • "It then became infected after he refused medical attention, citing his lifelong contempt for modern medicine."

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