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infect

verb adulterate, befoul, besmirch, blight, canker, cause illness, contaminare, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, dirty, empoison, envenom, foul, harm, make ill, make impure, pervert, poison, pollute, render unclean, smirch, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish, transmit disease, vitiate, vitiis inficere
See also: adulterate, contaminate, foment, harm, motivate, pervert, pollute, taint

infect

in international law, to taint with crime or illegality; to expose to penalty or subject to forfeiture.
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A major shift in genetic material, likely to occur when two viral types infect the same host, is
If genetically distinct cotton rat populations living outside the EVEV-enzootic region do not sustain the magnitude or duration of viremia titers needed to infect sufficient numbers of vectors, they could be incapable of maintaining virus circulation.
After a brief bout of replication, the new viruses are ready to infect nearby B cells and spread throughout the body.
Several factors affect how rapidly a worm spreads: how efficiently it discovers new targets, how many targets are available, and how fast it infects each target.
Workers are getting infected at home by opening up a personal email and then they log into their corporate extranet and infect the whole corporate network.
tuberculosis' ability to infect and persist but also to use that new knowledge for developing better drugs and vaccines.
A: If an unprotected machine is connected to the internet, the worm will access it directly with connections to TCP port 135 and infect it remotely.
Since the anthrax bacterium is dangerous to handle, Walter's group has begun characterizing phages that infect a harmless relative, Bacillus cereus.
This is the first time that biologists have shown that a virus takes advantage of one type of immune cell to infect another, says Yvette van Kooyk of the University Medical Center St.
Researchers recently found that HIV and a member of the poxvirus family, which includes variola, infect cells by using some of the same cell-surface proteins.
This chemical seems to suppress other immune cells from making several other compounds that stymie HIV's ability to infect cells.
For reference, Code Red -- which is known as the worst web worm so far -- managed to infect only a couple of hundred servers within similar time frame.