Definition of Infection. Meaning of Infection. Synonyms of Infection

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Definition of Infection

Infection
Infection In*fec"tion, n. [Cf. F. infection, L. infectio a dyeing.] 1. The act or process of infecting. There was a strict order against coming to those pits, and that was only to prevent infection. --De Foe. 2. That which infects, or causes the communicated disease; any effluvium, miasm, or pestilential matter by which an infectious disease is caused. And that which was still worse, they that did thus break out spread the infection further by their wandering about with the distemper upon them. --De Foe. 3. The state of being infected; contamination by morbific particles; the result of infecting influence; a prevailing disease; epidemic. The danger was really very great, the infection being so very violent in London. --De Foe. 4. That which taints or corrupts morally; as, the infection of vicious principles. It was her chance to light Amidst the gross infections of those times. --Daniel. 5. (Law) Contamination by illegality, as in cases of contraband goods; implication. 6. Sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence. Through all her train the soft infection ran. --Pope. Mankind are gay or serious by infection. --Rambler. Syn: Infection, Contagion. Usage: Infection is often used in a definite and limited sense of the transmission of affections without direct contact of individuals or immediate application or introduction of the morbific agent, in contradistinction to contagion, which then implies transmission by direct contact. Quain. See Contagious.

Meaning of Infection from wikipedia

- Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious...
- tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis)...
- ****ually transmitted infections (STIs), also referred to as ****ually transmitted diseases (STDs), are infections that are commonly spread by ****ual activity...
- A staphylococcus infection or staph infection is an infection caused by members of the Staphylococcus genus of bacteria. These bacteria commonly inhabit...
- immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency...
- Human papillomavirus infection (HPV infection) is an infection by human papillomavirus (HPV). Most HPV infections cause no symptoms and resolve spontaneously...
- Nipah virus infection is a viral infection caused by the Nipah virus. Symptoms from infection vary from none to fever, cough, headache, shortness of breath...
- Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to any type of Candida (a type of yeast). When it affects the mouth, it is commonly called thrush. Signs and symptoms...
- world's po****tion has H. pylori in their upper gastrointestinal tracts. Infection is more common in developing countries than Western countries. H. pylori's...
- Pinworm infection, also known as enterobiasis, is a human parasitic disease caused by the pinworm. The most common symptom is itching in the anal area...
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