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Related to infection: Yeast infection, Wound Infection

in·fec·tion

 (ĭn-fĕk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The invasion of bodily tissue by pathogenic microorganisms that proliferate, resulting in tissue injury that can progress to disease: measures taken by the hospital to prevent infection.
b. The entry or placement, as by injection, of a microorganism or infectious agent into a cell or tissue.
c. An instance of being infected: developed an infection in my toe.
d. An agent or a contaminated substance responsible for one's becoming infected: an infection spread by contaminated water.
e. The pathological state resulting from having been infected: a drug to control infection.
2. An infectious disease: Crowded conditions gave rise to several serious infections.
3. An instance of a virus or similar software program infecting a computer.
4. The communication of a usually undesirable idea, emotion, or attitude by contact with other people or by example.

infection

(ɪnˈfɛkʃən)
n
1. (Pathology) invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2. (Pathology) the resulting condition in the tissues
3. (Pathology) an infectious disease
4. the act of infecting or state of being infected
5. an agent or influence that infects
6. persuasion or corruption, as by ideas, perverse influences, etc

in•fec•tion

(ɪnˈfɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of infecting or the state of being infected.
2. an infecting agency or influence.
3. an infectious disease.
4. the condition of suffering an infection.
5. corruption of another's opinions, beliefs, etc.
6. an influence or impulse passing from one to another and affecting feeling or action.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]

in·fec·tion

(ĭn-fĕk′shən)
The invasion of the body by microorganisms that can cause disease or by a virus. Microorganisms that can cause infection include bacteria, fungi, and protozoans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganismsinfection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
enterobiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children
whitlow, felon - a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
focal infection - bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere
cross infection, nonsocial infection - an infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility
opportunistic infection - any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs)
paronychia - infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan
respiratory infection, respiratory tract infection - any infection of the respiratory tract
itch, scabies - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
bilharzia, bilharziasis, schistosomiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
sepsis - the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
sore - an open skin infection
staphylococcal infection - an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation
septic sore throat, strep throat, streptococcal sore throat, streptococcus tonsilitis, throat infection - an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
eye infection, hordeolum, sty, stye - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
superinfection - infection that occurs while you are being treated for another infection
suprainfection - secondary infection caused by an opportunistic infection
tapeworm infection - intestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm; usually the result of eating inadequately cooked meat or fish
lockjaw, tetanus - an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
toxoplasmosis - infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus
viral infection, virus infection - infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans
vaccina, vaccinia, variola vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia - a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar
incubation - (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
2.infection - (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
linguistic process - a process involved in human language
3.infection - (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
pathologic process, pathological process - an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
zymosis - (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
4.infection - an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
incident - a single distinct event
5.infection - the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
6.infection - moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
corruption, corruptness - lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
7.infection - (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
illegality - unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

infection

noun disease, condition, complaint, illness, virus, disorder, corruption, poison, pollution, contamination, contagion, defilement, septicity Ear infections are common in pre-school children.
Translations
عدوىعَدْوَىعَدْوى، إنْتِقال المَرَضمَرَض، إصابة بالمَرَض
infecció
infekcenákaza
infektion=-infektion
infekto
infektiotarttuminentartunta
infekcija
infection
smitsÿking
感染伝染感化
전염
infectio
infekcija
infekcia
okužba
infektion
การติดเชื้อโรค
інфекція
nhiễm trùng

infection

[ɪnˈfekʃən] N
1. (= illness) → infección f
she has a slight infectiontiene una pequeña infección
2. (= process) → contagio m
the risk of infectionel riesgo de contagio

infection

[ɪnˈfɛkʃən] ninfection f
risk of infection → risque d'infection
to be resistant to infection → résister à l'infection ear infection, throat infectioninfection rate n [disease] → taux m d'infection

infection

n
(= illness)Infektion f, → Entzündung f
(= act of infecting)Infektion f; (of water)Verseuchung f, → Verunreinigung f

infection

[ɪnˈfɛkʃn] ninfezione f

infect

(inˈfekt) verb
to fill with germs that cause disease; to give a disease to. You must wash that cut on your knee in case it becomes infected; She had a bad cold last week and has infected the rest of the class.
inˈfection (-ʃən) noun
1. the process of infecting or state of being infected. You should wash your hands after handling raw meat to avoid infection.
2. a disease. a throat infection.
inˈfectious (-ʃəs) adjective
likely to spread to others. Measles is an infectious disease.
inˈfectiously adverb

infection

عَدْوَى infekce infektion Infektion μόλυνση infección infektio infection infekcija infezione 感染 전염 infectie infeksjon zakażenie infeção, infecção инфекционная болезнь infektion การติดเชื้อโรค enfeksiyon nhiễm trùng 感染

in·fec·tion

n. infección, invasión del cuerpo por microorganismos patógenos y la reacción y efecto que éstos provocan en los tejidos;
acute ______ aguda;
airborne ______ aerógena;
chronic ______crónica;
contagious ______ contagiosa;
cross ______ hospitalaria;
fungus ______ de hongos parásitos;
hospital acquired ______ intrahospitalaria;
initial or primary ______ inicial o primaria;
massive ______ masiva;
opportunistic ___enfermedad oportunista infecciosa;
pyogenic ______ piogénica;
secondary ______ secundaria;
subclinical ______ subclínica;
systemic ______ sistémica;
water-borne ______ hídrica.
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infection

n infección f; bacterial — infección bacteriana or por bacterias; bladder — infección de vejiga; fungal — infección fúngica (form), infección micótica (form), infección de or por hongos; upper respiratory tract — infección de las vías respiratorias superiores or altas; urinary tract — (UTI) infección del tracto urinario (ITU), infección de orina (fam); viral — infección viral, infección de or por virus; yeast — candidiasis f (form), infección por hongos or levaduras
References in classic literature ?
But at last there seemed a perverse turn; it seemed all at once as if he were more afraid of its being a bad sore throat on her account, than on Harriet'smore anxious that she should escape the infection, than that there should be no infection in the complaint.
On that same occasion I learned, for the first time, from Miss Abbot's communications to Bessie, that my father had been a poor clergyman; that my mother had married him against the wishes of her friends, who considered the match beneath her; that my grandfather Reed was so irritated at her disobedience, he cut her off without a shilling; that after my mother and father had been married a year, the latter caught the typhus fever while visiting among the poor of a large manufacturing town where his curacy was situated, and where that disease was then prevalent: that my mother took the infection from him, and both died within a month of each other.
Noel Vanstone, who had never yet seen her as he saw her now, was enchanted; his weak head whirled with an intoxication of enjoyment; his wizen cheeks flushed as if they had caught the infection from hers.
Similarly, though with a subtle difference, a species of fervour or intoxication, known, without doubt, to have led some persons to brave the guillotine unnecessarily, and to die by it, was not mere boastfulness, but a wild infection of the wildly shaken public mind.
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.
A dream of their coming in with Dora; of the pew-opener arranging us, like a drill-sergeant, before the altar rails; of my wondering, even then, why pew-openers must always be the most disagreeable females procurable, and whether there is any religious dread of a disastrous infection of good-humour which renders it indispensable to set those vessels of vinegar upon the road to Heaven.
Nor did ISRAEL scape Th' infection when their borrow'd Gold compos'd The Calf in OREB: and the Rebel King Doubl'd that sin in BETHEL and in DAN, Lik'ning his Maker to the Grazed Ox, JEHOVAH, who in one Night when he pass'd From EGYPT marching, equal'd with one stroke Both her first born and all her bleating Gods.
Even the honest hands must have caught the infection, for there was not one man aboard to mend another.
I carried the infection of crime with me, and she has caught it as she would the typhus fever, the cholera, the plague
Ah, friend, an infectious disease is indeed a misfortune, for now we poor and miserable folk must perforce keep apart from one another, lest the infection be increased.
One and all seemed to have caught the infection from the fireside circle, and were outvying each other in wild wishes, and childish projects of what they would do when they came to be men and women.
The infection spread into the town of Boston, and made much havoc there.