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Disease TransmissionPlay
The word 'infect' suggests the transmission of illnesses. It signifies active spreading rather than passive occurrence. SlideThe outbreak was traced to a patient who managed to infect others.
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Physical ContactPlay
'Infect' often implies direct or indirect physical contact as a means of spreading disease. SlideWash your hands to avoid infecting your wound.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'infect' in a sentence may evoke negative feelings or seriousness due to its association with illness. SlideThe pandemic caused people to fear being infected.