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Definition of Infection


  1. The act or process of infecting.
  2. That which infects, or causes the communicated disease; any effluvium, miasm, or pestilential matter by which an infectious disease is caused.
  3. The state of being infected; contamination by morbific particles; the result of infecting influence; a prevailing disease; epidemic.
  4. That which taints or corrupts morally; as, the infection of vicious principles.
  5. Contamination by illegality, as in cases of contraband goods; implication.
  6. Sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence.

Infection Quotations

Safe care saves lives and saves money. Adverse events like high levels of infection, blood clots or falls in hospital, emergency readmissions and pressure sores cost the NHS billions of pounds every year. There is a serious human cost, too, with patients ending up injured, or even dead. Most are avoidable with the right care.
Andrew Lansley

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
Philip Emeagwali

I sing and play the guitar, and I'm a walking, talking bacterial infection.
Kurt Cobain

The damage that the human body can survive these days is as awesome as it is horrible: crushing, burning, bombing, a burst blood vessel in the brain, a ruptured colon, a massive heart attack, rampaging infection. These conditions had once been uniformly fatal.
Atul Gawande

A culture is like an immune system. It operates through the laws of systems, just like a body. If a body has an infection, the immune system deals with it. Similarly, a group enforces its norms, either actively or passively.
Henry Cloud
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Infection Translations

infection in Dutch is infectie, besmetting
infection in German is Ansteckung {f}
infection in Italian is infezione
infection in Norwegian is infeksjon, smitte
infection in Swedish is smitta, infektion
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