Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun infection

7 senses of infection

Sense 1
infection -- (the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms)
       => ill health, unhealthiness, health problem -- (a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain)

Sense 2
infection -- ((phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound)
       => linguistic process -- (a process involved in human language)

Sense 3
infection -- ((medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease)
       => pathologic process, pathological process -- (an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease)

Sense 4
infection, contagion, transmission -- (an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted)
       => incident -- (a single distinct event)

Sense 5
contagion, infection -- (the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry")
       => communication -- (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Sense 6
infection -- (moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable")
       => corruptness, corruption -- (lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain)

Sense 7
infection -- ((international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure)
       => illegality -- (unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute)

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