Translation of infect in Spanish:
- 1 (Medicine) 1.1 (cause disease in)(wound/cut)(person/animal)your cold is infecting everybody in the officedon't get too close, you might infect the babyestás contagiándole el resfriado a toda la oficinathe wound was/became infectedno te acerques, que puedes contagiar al bebéto infect somebodyla herida estaba infectada/se infectó
withsomethingshe infected her sisters with chickenpoxcontagiarle algo aalguienhe was infected with hepatitisles contagió la varicela a sus hermanasthey infected rats with the viruscontrajo hepatitis [formal]inocularon el virus a algunas ratasExample sentences1.2 (contaminate)
- Children can get ringworm from touching infected animals such as dogs and cats.
- Since then, West Nile virus has spread rapidly westward, infecting birds, humans and horses.
- Mosquitoes that bite infected animals then bite humans typically transmit the disease.
- Somewhat reassured, the group try to settle down to enjoy the rest of their vacation, unaware that the diseased man's body is face down in the reservoir, infecting their water supply…
- Oh, and the guy who they burnt handily made it to the local reservoir, thereby infecting the local water supply.
- Almost every area of life is a potential terrorist target - with scare stories about the threat of a smallpox outbreak, and bioterrorists infecting food supplies and water reservoirs.
- 2 (spread emotion) See examples: his cheerfulness infected everyone around himeveryone was infected with o by the carnival moodles contagiaba su alegría a todos los que lo rodeabansu alegría era contagiosatodos se habían contagiado de la alegría del carnavala todos se les había contagiado la alegría del carnaval
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