Antonyms of verb infect

1 of 4 senses of infect

Sense 2
infect, taint -- (contaminate with a disease or microorganism)
       Antonym of disinfect (Sense 1)
      => disinfect -- (destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb infect

4 senses of infect

Sense 1
infect -- (communicate a disease to; "Your children have infected you with this head cold")
       => give -- (cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold")

Sense 2
infect, taint -- (contaminate with a disease or microorganism)
       => pollute, foul, contaminate -- (make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake")

Sense 3
infect -- (corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism")
       => corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals")

Sense 4
infect -- (affect in a contagious way; "His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Antonyms of adj infected

1 sense of infected

Sense 1
septic (vs. antiseptic), infected -- (containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage")


Similarity of adj infected

1 sense of infected

Sense 1
septic (vs. antiseptic), infected -- (containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage")
       => abscessed -- (infected and filled with pus; "an abscessed tooth")
       => dirty, pestiferous -- (contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen)
       => contaminative -- (making impure by contact or mixing)
       => purulent, pussy -- (containing pus; "a purulent wound")
       => infectious, infective -- (caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease")
       => putrefactive, putrefacient -- (causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction)
       => septicemic -- (characteristic of septicemia; "a septicemic temperature curve")
          Also See-> germy#1; unhealthful#2

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