Infect vs Lesion - What's the difference?

infect | lesion |


As verbs the difference between infect and lesion

is that infect is to bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen) while lesion is to wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure.

As a adjective infect

is (obsolete) infected.

As a noun lesion is

a wound or injury.

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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    lesion

    English

    (wikipedia lesion)

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A wound or injury.
  • (medicine) An infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part, especially such patch of skin.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure.
  • Anagrams

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