Definition of reinfect in English:

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reinfect

Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈfekt/

verb

[with object] (usually be reinfected)
Cause to become infected again.
Example sentences
  • A person can be reinfected after drug treatment if they swallow more worm eggs, so it is important to maintain high levels of hygiene.
  • Indeed, a child growing up in an endemic community can expect be infected soon after weaning, and to be infected and constantly reinfected for the rest of her or his life.
  • Actually, the virus never left; it was in your body and reinfects the new liver.

Derivatives

reinfection

Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈfekSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • These studies have demonstrated that reinfection, before or during therapy, can be a mechanism leading to the development of drug resistance.
  • It's possible that relapses are the result of reinfection.
  • If the pathogen causing reinfection is different from the original pathogen, two weeks of treatment are sufficient.

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Syllabification: re·in·fect

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