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in·fec·tion

infection

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an illness caused by germs.
An infection is keeping him home from work this week.She thought she had an infection in her ear, so she went to see the doctor.
definition 2: the act of infecting or an instance or condition of being infected.
Infection of others can happen easily when people work closely together.They have to stay at home because of their infection.
definition 3: the transferring of germs from one thing to another.
Dirty bandages caused infection of the wound.
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  bacteria, disease, virus