Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of producing infection; infectious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a nature to infect or affect injuriously; injurious.
  • Infectious; tending to communicate or spread, or capable of communicating, infection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Infectious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Able to cause infection; infectious
  • noun epidemiology A person who is capable of spreading a disease by infecting others

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective able to cause disease
  • adjective caused by infection or capable of causing infection

Etymologies

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infect +‎ -ive

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