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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.
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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