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Infection meaning

infection - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  2. 2. The act or process of infecting.
  3. 3. That which infects, or causes the communicated disease; any effluvium, miasm, or pestilential matter by which an infectious disease is caused.
  4. 4. The state of being infected; contamination by morbific particles; the result of infecting influence; a prevailing disease; epidemic.
  5. 5. That which taints or corrupts morally; as, the infection of vicious principles.
  6. 6. Contamination by illegality, as in cases of contraband goods; implication.
  7. 7. Sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence.
  8. 8. Act of infecting; that which infects.

infection - examples of usage

  1. Of the five, the three first mentioned died where they took the infection. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. They also state that animals which have passed through the disease may be a source of infection for several months after recovery. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Another method of its introduction is by the purchase of a calf from a herd where the infection exists. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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