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Description (описание):

[глагол несов.] заража́ть,
[глагол сов.] зарази́ть

Meaning (значение):

to infect, to contaminate

Derivative words (производные слова):

[сущ. ср.] зараже́ние (infection, contamination),
[сущ. ж.] зара́за (infection, contagion),
[прил.] заражённый (infected),
[прил.] зара́зный (infectious, contagious)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Новый компьютерный вирус заражает до 1000 компьютеров ежедневно.
    New computer virus infects up to 1,000 computers a day.
  2. Больной гриппом может заразить до 40 человек за раз.
    A person with a flu can infect up to 40 people at a time.
  3. Он очень позитивный человек и всех заражает своим энтузиазмом.
    He is a very positive person and passes his enthusiasm to everyone around.
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