1 caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease" [syn: infective]
2 easily spread; "fear is exceedlingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell [ant: noninfectious]
3 of or relating to infection; "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease"
- In the context of "pathology|of an illness": Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.
- In the context of "of feelings and behaviour": Spreading
quickly from one person to another.
- Her enthusiasm for work is really infectious.
- In the context of "pathology|of a person": Able to infect others.
- The patient is still infectious.
of an illness
- German: infektiös
of feelings and behaviour
- German: ansteckend
of a person, able to infect others
- German: infektiös
An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organization by a foreign species.
Infection may also refer to:
Infected, the adjective form of infection, may also refer to:
- Infected with Martin Sargent, an Internet radio podcast
- Infected (video game), PlayStation Portable game published by Planet Moon Studios
- Infected, a 1986 album by The The
- "Infected, a single released in 1994 by Bad Religion
- Infected Mushroom, psychedelic trance duo
- Infected, a horror novel written by Scott Sigler, a modified version of his Infection podcast.
Infectious may refer to:
infectious in Hebrew: זיהום (פירושונים)
catching, communicable, contagious, deadly, destructive, endemic, envenomed, epidemial, epidemic, epiphytotic, epizootic, infective, inoculable, irresistible, malign, malignant, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, noxious, pandemic, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, sporadic, spreading, sympathetic, taking, toxic, toxicant, toxiferous, transmissible, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, virulent, zymotic