v. in·fringed, in·fring·ing, in·fring·es
1. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent.
2. Obsolete To defeat; invalidate.
To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing: an increased workload that infringed on his personal life.
[Latin īnfringere, to destroy : in-, intensive pref.; see IN-2 + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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