What does infection mean?

Definitions for infection
ɪnˈfɛk ʃənin·fec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infectionnoun

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

  2. infectionnoun

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

  3. infectionnoun

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

  4. infection, contagion, transmissionnoun

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

  5. contagion, infectionnoun

    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. infectionnoun

    moral corruption or contamination

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

  7. infectionnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Infectionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. infectionnoun

    The act or process of infecting.

  2. infectionnoun

    An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infectionnoun

    the act or process of infecting

  2. Infectionnoun

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

  3. Infectionnoun

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

  4. Infectionnoun

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

  5. Infectionnoun

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

  6. Infectionnoun

    sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence

  7. Etymology: [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

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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. Anthony Fauci:

    I've never seen an infection with this broad range of manifestations.

  2. Martin Stuermer:

    One should have been alarmed... Clemens Toennies started testing, Clemens Toennies identified more and more cases, Clemens Toennies identified infection herds and Clemens Toennies put some kind of measures to stop the spread, but altogether, Clemens Toennies failed to control the outbreak.

  3. David Heymann:

    The government has made the right recommendations about infection control in health facilities...the virus is passed from person to person by poor infection control.

  4. Hunter Handsfield:

    Maybe there's a little discharge, a little itch, it's easy for a woman to think it's a yeast infection and self-treat while the chlamydia is climbing up into her fallopian tubes.

  5. Cody Meissner:

    Before we start vaccinating millions of adolescents and children, Tufts University School of Medicine's important to find out what the consequences are, as more people are immunized and become immune from infection, I think Tufts University School of Medicine's likely that we are going to get this pandemic under pretty good control.

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