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Another word for infect

  1. To have a destructive effect on

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  2. To make morally impure

      1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
      2. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
      3. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
      1. (--- Archaic) To render impure; contaminate.
      2. To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of, as by offering bribes:
      3. To alter from original or proper form:
      1. To profane or sully
      2. To debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt:
      3. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
      1. To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt:
      2. To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
      3. To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
      1. To become dirty, stained, or tarnished.
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      3. To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.
      1. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      2. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      3. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
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Another word for infect

      1. To make unclean or unfit for ceremonial use; desecrate:
      2. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
      3. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
      1. To affect with putrefaction or decay; spoil
      2. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      3. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      1. To take by force.
      2. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
      3. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin: