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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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The virus infects the lungs and can lead to pneumonia and more dangerous problems, especially in young children under two years of age, the elderly, and the immunocompromised.
There's been a controversy for many years about whether the virus infects healthy epithelial cells or just cancerous and precancerous cells.
0 machine is connected to the internet, the worm will access it directly and use the WebDAV vulnerability to infect it remotely.
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.
For EVEV transmission by a vector, the reservoir must attain a threshold viremia level (minimum virus titer that infects approximately 1%-5% of vectors [39]).
After it infects a computer, a Warhol worm would then split the remainder of the initial victim list with the newly installed worm.
tuberculosis can't infect the lungs of mice, but it can still grow in other organs.
muris infects the gastric glands of immunocompetent or immunocompromised (nude and SCID) mice (17); however, since our patient was co-infected with I.
To find the so-called T cells that it most commonly infects, HIV seems to hitch a ride on specialized immune cells that patrol the body's mucus membranes, scientists report.
This virus infects Windows 95 systems; Windows help files, sends itself as an e-mail attachment, and can update itself with plug-ins.
It was linked to a new paramyxovirus, Nipah virus, which infects pigs, humans, dogs, and cats (1-4).
The second, for which there is yet no vaccine or cure, currently infects more than 47 million people.