To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
The definition of afflict is to cause great physical or mental pain or agony or to create for someone a curse to bear.
To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
To damage or injure in such a way as to make useless, valueless, etc.; destroy
To enter and spread through with harmful effects
To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
To destroy the harmful bacteria, viruses, etc. in or on; sterilize
Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
To fill with hate; embitter
To embitter; envenom
To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
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.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To attack or infect with canker.
Find another word for infect. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for infect, like: affect, afflict, defile, spoil, contaminate, poison, damage, invade, pollute, disinfect and purify.