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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

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy. We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
David Geffen

We've all been sick; we're all afraid of infection. I think the easiest application to help people understand what quorum sensing is and why it's important to study is to tell them that if we could make the bacteria either deaf or mute, we could create new antibiotics.
Bonnie Bassler

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Jacob Bronowski

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

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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