(to) infect

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10:56 Apr 15, 2020
English to Polish translations [PRO]
COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: (to) infect
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
To contaminate with a disease-producing substance or agent (such as bacteria).

Example sentence(s):
  • Journalist says she unknowingly infected others with coronavirus at her mom's 90th birthday party. Two died. CNN
  • Coronavirus can infect cats — dogs, not so much. Nature
  • Red Bull advisor considered a camp to infect drivers with coronavirus ESPN
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4 +1zakazić
Patrycja Amanowicz


  

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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
zakazić


Definition from SJP:
zakazić — zakażać «spowodować dostanie się drobnoustrojów chorobotwórczych do organizmu»

Example sentence(s):
  • Jak dotąd nie ma dowodów wskazujących, że nowy koronawirus zakaża lub uszkadza płody. - PZH  
  • Choć wiele osób nie ma objawów koronawirusa, to nieświadomie zakaża innych. - Medexpress  
  • Stąd bierze się wspomniany fakt, że niemal połowa nosicieli SARS-CoV-19 zakaża nieświadomie. - TVN24  

Explanation:


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Note added at 5 hrs (2020-04-15 16:43:18 GMT)
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Zakażenie z racji tego, że mówimy o koronawirusie. Różnica pomiędzy zakażeniem a zarażeniem:
"Zakażenie (infection) - Inwazja tkanek organizmu przez czynnik zakaźny nienależnie od tego, czy wywołuje chorobę. W przyjętej w Polsce terminologii zakażenie dotyczy bakterii, wirusów i grzybów, natomiast w przypadku pasożytów używane jest określenie zarażenie, p." (Słowniczek terminów epidemiologicznych, http://www.przeglepidemiol.pzh.gov.pl/slowniczek-terminow-ep...
Patrycja Amanowicz
United States
Local time: 09:29
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 20

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Yes  Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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