inficere

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Si enim post nuptias proruperit, vim suam in praeteritum non exserit, nec ideo consensum iam elicitum inficere potest>>.
Ad praecipuas diabolicae pravitatis pestes, quibus maxime Satanas Ecclesiam Dei inficere et velut robustioribus machinis subvertere conatus est, venio: Dico autem, Manichaeos, Arianos, Macedonianos, Sabellianos, Donatistas, Pelagianos, omniumque ultimos Nestorianos, et Eutichianos, in Peter the Venerable, PL 189:665.
The Latin verb inficere is the technical term for "the corruption of metals and acids by inferior substances.