HyperDic: infection

English > 7 senses of the word infection:
NOUNstateinfectionthe pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
processinfection(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
processinfection(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
eventinfection, contagion, transmissionan incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
communicationinfection, contagionthe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
attributeinfectionmoral corruption or contamination
attributeinfection(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
infection > pronunciation
Soundsihnfeh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms.
Partsincubation(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
NarrowerenterobiasisAn infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis
felon, whitlowA purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
focal infectionbacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere
nonsocial infection, cross infectionAn infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility
opportunistic infectionAny infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans
paronychiainfection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
protozoal infectionAny infection caused by a protozoan
respiratory tract infection, respiratory infectionAny infection of the respiratory tract
scabies, itchA contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite
schistosomiasis, bilharzia, bilharziasisAn infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma
sepsisThe presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
soreAn open skin infection
staphylococcal infectionAn infection with staphylococcus bacteria
streptococcal sore throat, strep throat, streptococcus tonsilitis, septic sore throat, throat infectionAn infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infectionAn infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
superinfectioninfection that occurs while you are being treated for another infection
suprainfectionsecondary infection caused by an opportunistic infection
tapeworm infectionintestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm
tetanus, lockjawAn acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds
toxoplasmosisinfection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats
vaccinia, vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia, variola vaccinaA local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox
viral infection, virus infectioninfection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans
Broaderill health, unhealthiness, health problemA state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
Spanishinfección
Catalaninfecció
Adjectivesinfectiousof or relating to infection
infectiouscaused by infection or capable of causing infection
Verbsinfectcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound.
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Broaderlinguistic processA process involved in human language
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease.
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narrowerzymosis(medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
Broaderpathologic process, pathological processAn organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
Adjectivesinfectiousof or relating to infection
Verbsinfectcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAn incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.
Synonymscontagion, transmission
BroaderincidentA single distinct event
Spanishcontagio, infección
Catalancontagi, infecció
Verbsinfectcommunicate a disease to
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people.
Example "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
Synonymcontagion
BroadercommunicationSomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
Adjectivesinfectiouseasily spread
Verbsinfectaffect in a contagious way
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningMoral corruption or contamination.
Example"ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
Broadercorruptness, corruptionlack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery)
English > infection: 7 senses > noun 7, attribute
Meaning(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderillegalityunlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute

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