Infect vs Hijack - What's the difference?

infect | hijack |


As verbs the difference between infect and hijack

is that infect is to bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen) while hijack is to forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).

As a adjective infect

is (obsolete) infected.

As a noun hijack is

an instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle.

infect

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).
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  • To make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion.
  • Antonyms

    * disinfect

    Derived terms

    * infection * infectible

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Infected.
  • * 1602 , , I. iii. 187:
  • And in the imitation of these twain, / Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns / With an imperial voice, many are infect .
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    hijack

    English

    (wikipedia hijack)

    Alternative forms

    * hi-jack, highjack

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).
  • To seize control of some process or resource to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one.
  • (computing) To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie.
  • (computing) To change software settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (to hijack a browser ).
  • (politics) To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new provisions.
  • Derived terms

    * hijackable * carjack * seajack

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle.
  • An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.
  • (politics) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions.
  • (poker slang) Preflop, the position two before the dealer.