Definition of INFECTION

noun : INFECTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

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

  • 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable" ;

  • 7. (

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


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