Infective



[in-fek-tiv] /ɪnˈfɛk tɪv/

adjective
1.
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/ɪnˈfɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
capable of causing infection
2.
a less common word for infectious
adj.

late 14c., from Latin infectivus, from infectus (see infect).

infective in·fec·tive (ĭn-fěk’tĭv)
adj.
Capable of producing infection; infectious.
in·fec’tive·ness or in’fec·tiv’i·ty n.

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    [in-fek-tiv] /ɪnˈfɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. . /ɪnˈfɛktɪv/ adjective 1. capable of causing infection 2. a less common word for infectious adj. late 14c., from Latin infectivus, from infectus (see infect). infective in·fec·tive (ĭn-fěk’tĭv) adj. Capable of producing infection; infectious. in·fec’tive·ness or in’fec·tiv’i·ty n.

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