\ɪnfˈɛktɪv], \ɪnfˈɛktɪv], \ɪ_n_f_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_v]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Able or tending to taint with noxious matter or bad qualities. Note.-Contagion and contagious are used with respect to things which spread by contact or imitation; infection and infectious are generally restricted to a more hidden and diffusive power, but this distinction is not always observed.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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Graft vs Leukemia Responses
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