[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/
communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another:
causing or communicating .
tending to spread from one to another:
Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture.
(of a disease) capable of being transmitted Compare contagious
(of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
causing or transmitting infection
tending or apt to spread, as from one person to another: infectious mirth
“catching, having the quality of spreading from person to person,” 1540s of diseases, 1610s of emotions, actions, etc.; see infect + -ous.
infectious in·fec·tious (ĭn-fěk’shəs)
Capable of causing infection. See Note at contagious.
[in-fley-shuh n] /ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to ). 2. the act of . 3. the state of being . /ɪnˈfleɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of […]
[in-flekt] /ɪnˈflɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to modulate (the voice). 2. Grammar. 3. to bend; turn from a direct line or course. 4. Botany. to bend in. verb (used without object) 5. Grammar. to be characterized by inflection. /ɪnˈflɛkt/ verb 1. (grammar) to change (the form of a word) or (of a word) to […]
[in-fawr-muh-tiv] /ɪnˈfɔr mə tɪv/ adjective 1. giving ; instructive: an informative book. /ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv/ adjective 1. providing information; instructive adj. “instructive,” late 14c., “formative, shaping, plastic,” from Medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informatus, past participle of informare (see inform). Related: Informatively.
[in-heer-uh nt, -her-] /ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; : an inherent distrust of strangers. 2. Grammar. standing before a noun. /ɪnˈhɪərənt; -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic adjective of an adjective, having a relevant meaning only when used […]