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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 condition of being infected.
Infection can result from drinking lake water.An infection is keeping him home from school this week .
definition 2: a germ or sickness that causes something to be infected.
Everyone in school is sick from an infection.
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  bacteria, disease, virus