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infective

[in-fek-tiv] /ɪnˈfɛk tɪv/
adjective
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin infectīvus. See infect, -ive
Related forms
infectiveness, infectivity, noun
uninfective, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for infectiveness

infective

/ɪnˈfɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
capable of causing infection
2.
a less common word for infectious
Derived Forms
infectively, adverb
infectiveness, infectivity, noun
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Word Origin and History for infectiveness

infective

adj.

late 14c., from Latin infectivus, from infectus (see infect).

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infectiveness in Medicine

infective in·fec·tive (ĭn-fěk'tĭv)
adj.
Capable of producing infection; infectious.


in·fec'tive·ness or in'fec·tiv'i·ty n.
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