[syn: infectious, infective]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infective \In*fect"ive\, a. [L. infectivus pertaining to
Infectious. --Beau. & Fl.
True love . . . hath an infective power. --Sir P.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: able to cause disease; "infective agents"; "pathogenic
bacteria" [syn: infective, morbific, pathogenic]
2: caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses
and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective
without himself showing signs of the disease" [syn: