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infection

in·fec·tion

infection

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of infecting or an instance or state of being infected.
definition 2: contamination or invasion by germs or disease.
The infection of one person could lead to an epidemic.
definition 3: an agent causing such contamination or invasion, such as a contaminated substance or contagious disease.
definition 4: influence, usu. corrupting, on ideas, attitudes, or the like, as though by contagion.
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