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Meaning & Definition of Infection in English

English

Infection

/ɪnfɛkʃən/

noun

1. The pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

    synonym:
  • infection

2. (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

    synonym:
  • infection

3. (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

    synonym:
  • infection

4. An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

    synonym:
  • infection
  • ,
  • contagion
  • ,
  • transmission

5. The communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

  • "A contagion of mirth"
  • "The infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
    synonym:
  • contagion
  • ,
  • infection

6. Moral corruption or contamination

  • "Ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
    synonym:
  • infection

7. (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

    synonym:
  • infection

Examples of using

My doctor told me that I had contracted a sexually transmitted infection.
The hospital quarantined the infected patients to avoid cross infection.
As a precaution against infection, please put on the face mask provided to you.