• WordNet 3.6
    • adj infected containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms "a septic sore throat","a septic environment","septic sewage"
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  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.”
  • Socrates
    “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    “A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
    “No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.”
  • Wallace Stevens
    “Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.”


In literature:

Another infection of 143 trees was found in Elk County.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The sex diseases are the same in both sexes, whether developed by direct or accidental infection.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
After that I felt easier, for I began to hope that I had thoroughly infected them both.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
Dost thou expect her to carry infection to him?
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
On April 16, 1868, he thus infected thirty worms.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
No infections have occurred in several years exposure either at Boston or at Bell.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
Using a towel which has been used by a syphilitic has many times conveyed the infection to an innocent party.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The chang of aire, diate, & drinking of water, would infecte their bodies with sore sickneses, and greevous diseases.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
Nance called softly through the thin infection barrier.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
It cannot be used on infected wounds, and the increased healing speed causes increased appetite and fatigue.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Why should Cortin care about infection in people she was torturing to death?
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Which may mean they won't use it to infect or change you for fear it'll backfire on them.
"Teams" by Ann Wilson
What were others doing to stop the spread of the infection?
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Individuals are infected before they emerge from the womb.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
Sometimes this is of little importance, but at other times it may be a matter of life or death to the infected animal.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
But his cousin Jacob, having become infected with his earlier ideas, practises them with the fanatic ardor of a neophyte.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
In describing the heredity of diseases primarily due to infection, one or two important cautions must be observed.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
If infection ensues, Providence has to take the blame.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
A hundred writers communicated, a hundred thousand readers caught, the infection.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
In =cleaning= well the Houses which had been infected.
"A Discourse on the Plague" by Richard Mead

In poetry:

Who touches the infected, dies,
They kill, like Bas'lisks with their eyes,
Or blast them with their tainted breath,
Like the fell Cocatrice, to death.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
And, Stranger, thou who hear'st the tale,
By soft infection taught to mourn,
Would'st wet with tears the primrose pale,
That blooms beside her sylvan urn.
"Bertram And Anna" by Thomas Gent
Shall we quarantine disease and death,
Whose subtle infections float in the air,
And grant free power to the pois'nous breath
That would strangle our Liberty fair?
"Liberty" by Jared Barhite
Time takes no more infection of it now;
Like a dead snake divided of the plough,
The rotten thing lies cut in twain; but thou,
Thy fires shall heal us of the serpent's bite.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And my soul once more would be wrapped entire
In the pure peace and blessing of those years.
Before the fierce infection of Desire
Had ravaged all the flesh. Through starting tears
"The Need To Love" by Alan Seeger
Tho' thou'rt condemn'd thro' ancient Adam's fault
Who poison'd and infected all his race;
Believe in Christ — and thou shalt yet be brought
To heav'n, in spite of Adam's foul disgrace.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Before that, the respiratory infection killed thousands each year -- and it may be making a comeback.
Lyme disease (LD) is a common infection in the upper midwestern United States.
The bacterial infection is contagious and was found recently in elk in the Ruby Valley near Dillon.
Samantha Penn was a little more than a year old when she started developing colds and infections constantly.
A 7-year-old girl who reportedly was infected with the bubonic plague after burying a dead squirrel is now well enough to go home.
Peru's health minister says an outbreak of plague has killed a 14-year-old boy and infected at least 31 people in a northern coastal province.
Key players and networks infected.
Infected e-mails can carry various "from" addresses, which don't necessarily belong to the real sender.
In this small city in northern Thailand, a group of pregnant women signed up for an experiment overseen by a US Army doctor who sought to monitor the transfer of HIV infection to newborns.
Before I got married I was diagnosed with and treated for a chlamydia infection.
A 40-year-old woman with a history of multiple ear infections as a child presented with right-sided hearing loss and aural pressure.
Bilingual e-card is successful in infecting computers using Zafi worm.
There has been a lot of news recently about Hantavirus infections involving visitors to Yosemite National Park.
A new tick-borne disease that may be stealthily infecting some Americans has been discovered by Yale researchers working with Russian scientists.
Vets recognized the outbreak at the Fort Worth shelter and isolated the infected dogs.

In science:

The growth occurs by means of spherical outbursts with random radii in the infected region.
Continuous first-passage percolation and continuous greedy paths model: linear growth
The model can be thought as describing the spread of an infection in a continuous medium.
Continuous first-passage percolation and continuous greedy paths model: linear growth
We fix an initially infected region S0 in Rd (with positive Lebesgue measure) and a distribution µ on (0, +∞).
Continuous first-passage percolation and continuous greedy paths model: linear growth
Let us denote by St the random subset of Rd that corresponds to the infected region at time t and by |St | its Lebesgue measure.
Continuous first-passage percolation and continuous greedy paths model: linear growth
The set ξα corresponds to the ”fast” balls, i.e. balls where the infection progresses with a speed larger than 1/α.
Continuous first-passage percolation and continuous greedy paths model: linear growth
We keep the same point process χ, but a point (c, t, r) ∈ χ has now the following interpretation: the ball centered at c with radius r becomes infected at time t if its centre has been infected before time t.
Continuous first-passage percolation and continuous greedy paths model: linear growth
One is interested in the conditional probability for the i-th individual to be infected given the observations: µi (1) = P{Xi = 1|Y }.
Estimating Random Variables from Random Sparse Observations
On stochastic models for the spread of infections.
Evolving Clustered Random Networks
The speed of infection was also noted as significantly rapid.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Infected peers illustrated in red, while non-infected peers are represented in black.
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Expected infection growth in dense systems of peers (sigmoid function).
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We defined the message count as the total number of messages sent by all peers within the MCP system. Threshold is a count of the number of neighbouring peers required before an MCP Seller peer will broadcast its message content. We considered the number of messages and infection when investigating threshold.
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Simple MCP: A comparison of infection recorded against time for regular and irregular mobility.
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Hence density should be considered a determining factor of the message infection rate.
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Unidirectional Path (regular mobility): Simple and Extended (threshold) infection between 0 to 1 neighbours.
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