Dictionary Results for infection


1. infection - noun

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

Hypernym(s): ill_health, unhealthiness, health_problem




2. infection - noun

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

Hypernym(s): linguistic_process




3. infection - noun

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

Hypernym(s): pathologic_process, pathological_process




4. infection - noun

· an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

Synonym(s): contagion, transmission

Hypernym(s): incident




5. 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"

Synonym(s): contagion

Hypernym(s): communication




6. infection - noun

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

Hypernym(s): corruptness, corruption




7. infection - noun

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

Hypernym(s): illegality





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