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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infective  \In*fect"ive\,  a.  [L.  infectivus  pertaining  to 
  dyeing.] 
  Infectious.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  True  love  .  .  .  hath  an  infective  power.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infective 
  adj  1:  able  to  cause  disease;  "infective  agents";  "pathogenic 
  bacteria"  [syn:  {morbific},  {pathogenic}] 
  2:  caused  by  infection  or  capable  of  causing  infection;  viruses 
  and  other  infective  agents";  "a  carrier  remains  infective 
  without  himself  showing  signs  of  the  disease"  [syn:  {infectious}] 




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