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    infection - Dictionary definition and meaning for word infection

    Definition
    (noun) the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms Definition
    (noun) (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound Definition
    (noun) (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease Definition
    (noun) an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
    Synonyms : contagion , transmission
    Definition
    (noun) the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
    Synonyms : contagion
    Example Sentence
    • a contagion of mirth
    • the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry
    Definition
    (noun) moral corruption or contamination
    Example Sentence
    • ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable
    Definition
    (noun) (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
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