Infection meaning

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The definition of infection is the process of bacteria or viruses invading the body or making someone ill or diseased.

When you catch a cold, this is an example of an infection.

A virus is an example of an infection.

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An infectious disease.

Crowded conditions gave rise to several serious infections.

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An infectious disease.

Crowded conditions gave rise to several serious infections.

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The communication of a usually undesirable idea, emotion, or attitude by contact with other people or by example.
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The fact or state of being infected, esp. by the presence in the body of bacteria, protozoans, viruses, or other parasites.
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Something that results from infecting or being infected.
  • A disease resulting from.
  • A feeling, belief, influence, etc. transmitted from one person to another and regarded as negative or harmful.
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A description for a computer system or a program is said to be infected if a worm or virus has copied itself into some part of the system. Usually the goal of such an infection is to propagate to other systems or programs. Infection can also cause the system or program to expose some other unwanted behavior or secretly alter data.
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(pathology) The act or process of infecting.
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An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.
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An instance of a virus or similar software program infecting a computer.
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An infecting.
  • The act of causing to become diseased.
  • The act of affecting with feelings or beliefs regarded as negative or harmful.
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Anything that infects.
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The invasion of the body of a human or an animal by a pathogen such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus. Infections can be localized, as in pharyngitis , or widespread as in sepsis , and are often accompanied by fever and an increased number of white blood cells. Individuals with immunodeficiency syndromes are predisposed to certain infections.
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Origin of infection

  • From Old French infeccion, from Late Latin *infectiō.

    From Wiktionary