Transmit vs Infect - What's the difference?

transmit | infect |


As verbs the difference between transmit and infect

is that transmit is while infect is to bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).

As an adjective infect is

(obsolete) infected.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

transmit

English

Verb

(transmitt)
  • To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.
  • To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.
  • To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.
  • To communicate news or information.
  • To convey energy or force through a mechanism.
  • To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    infect

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola.}}
  • 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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