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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

I got really, really sick with a spinal infection that put me in a hospital for a couple of months, and it was touch and go. I had my guitar with me, and as soon as I got well enough to play, there was nothing else to do in that hospital. The nurses would come in and request songs.
Robert Hunter

I don't know whether other asthma sufferers find this, but I've noticed that even when I've got my asthma under control, I often develop another problem such as an ear, chest or sinus infection and sometimes even joint pains.
Kevin McCloud

National politics and elections are dominated by emotions, by lack of self-confidence, by fear of the other, by insecurity, by infection of the body politic by the virus of victimhood.
Tariq Ramadan

People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste.
Elton John

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
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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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