What does infection mean?

Definitions for infection
ɪnˈfɛk ʃənin·fec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infection(noun)

    the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

  2. infection(noun)

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

  3. infection(noun)

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

  4. infection, contagion, transmission(noun)

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

  5. contagion, infection(noun)

    the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

    "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

  6. infection(noun)

    moral corruption or contamination

    "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"

  7. infection(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. Infection(n.)

    A localized area of tissue which is inflamed by growth of microorganisms; as, he has an infection in his finger.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. infection, L. infectio a dyeing.]

Wiktionary

  1. infection(Noun)

    The act or process of infecting.

  2. infection(Noun)

    An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infection(noun)

    the act or process of infecting

  2. Infection(noun)

    that which infects, or causes the communicated disease; any effluvium, miasm, or pestilential matter by which an infectious disease is caused

  3. Infection(noun)

    the state of being infected; contamination by morbific particles; the result of infecting influence; a prevailing disease; epidemic

  4. Infection(noun)

    that which taints or corrupts morally; as, the infection of vicious principles

  5. Infection(noun)

    contamination by illegality, as in cases of contraband goods; implication

  6. Infection(noun)

    sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence

  7. Origin: [Cf. F. infection, L. infectio a dyeing.]

Freebase

  1. Infection

    Infection is the invasion of a host organism's bodily tissues by disease-causing organisms, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce. Infections are caused by microorganisms such as viruses, prions, bacteria, and viroids, and larger organisms like macroparasites and fungi. Hosts can fight infections using their immune system. Mammalian hosts react to infections with an innate response, often involving inflammation, followed by an adaptive response. Pharmaceuticals can also help fight infections. The branch of medicine that focuses on infections and pathogens is infectious disease medicine.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Infection

    Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'infection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3517

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'infection' in Nouns Frequency: #1263

How to pronounce infection?

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How to say infection in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infection in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of infection in a Sentence

  1. Mark Wilson:

    You clear the infection completely.

  2. Harold Margolis:

    It's people who move the infection around.

  3. Amesh Adalja:

    There is always going to be a risk of infection with blood products.

  4. David Heymann:

    If (an infection) stays local, it burns out, people learn what to do.

  5. Daniel Cameron:

    Kids still get bit and get the infection even with these recommendations.

Images & Illustrations of infection

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