American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of producing infection; infectious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a nature to infect or affect injuriously; injurious.
- Infectious; tending to communicate or spread, or capable of communicating, infection.
- adj. Able to cause infection; infectious
- n. epidemiology A person who is capable of spreading a disease by infecting others
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Infectious.
- adj. able to cause disease
- adj. caused by infection or capable of causing infection
- infect + -ive (Wiktionary)
“This condition, called infective endocarditis, is the reason why patients with heart valve problems are advised to take antibiotics before dental procedures.”
“Patients with congenital heart defects of the valve or those who have valvular replacements of the heart need to take a relatively high dosage of antibiotics before dental treatment to prevent occurrence of a heart disease known as infective endocarditis.”
“Infections such as infective endocarditis can occur when bacteria from the mouth enter the bloodstream through small oral injuries that occur most often during normal brushing, flossing or eating.”
“Granulicatella elegans and Streptococcus sinensis, are known to be able to enter the bloodstream and have previously been associated with infections remote from the mouth such as infective endocarditis.”
“The first attested usage of quarantine in its modern sense, the isolation of a potentially infective person or thing, is in the diary of Samuel Pepys in 1663, where he goes off onto a etmylogical point:”
“As a political tool, it seems an infective attempt at giving worried blue dogs a fig-leaf that no one will be fooled by.”
“Our products of therapeutic segment anti infective anti allergic gastrointestinals anti osteoporosis anti epileptic anti infective sedative anti depressant.”
“Other adulterated drugs cited in the settlement were Kytril anti-nausea medication, Bactroban anti-infective and Avandamet for diabetes.”
“MG: Absolutely, in fact the infective dose for Salmonella is as few 15-20 bacteria, and a single egg can be infected with hundreds.”
“SA; it licensed at least 24 medicines from Indian firm Zydus Cadila; and in May, it agreed to acquire Piramal's drug business, which brought 6,000 sales representatives and 350 brands and trademarks, including such well known names in India as the anti-infective Omnatax and the topical steroid Lobate.”
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