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Synonyms for infection
ɪnˈfɛk ʃənin·fec·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infection

    Infection is frequently confused with contagion, even by medical men. The best usage now limits contagion to diseases that are transmitted by contact with the diseased person, either directly by touch or indirectly by use of the same articles, by breath, effluvia, etc. Infection is applied to diseases produced by no known or definable influence of one person upon another, but where common climatic, malarious, or other wide-spread conditions are believed to be chiefly instrumental.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infection

    taint, poison, contamination, corruption, contagion

    purification, disinfection, antidote

Princeton's WordNet

  1. infectionnoun

    the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

    contagion, transmission

  2. infectionnoun

    (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

    contagion, transmission

  3. infectionnoun

    (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

    contagion, transmission

  4. infection, contagion, transmissionnoun

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

    transmission, contagious disease, transmittance, contagion, transmittal, transmitting, transmission system

  5. contagion, infectionnoun

    the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

    "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

    transmission, contagion, contagious disease

  6. infectionnoun

    moral corruption or contamination

    "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"

    contagion, transmission

  7. infectionnoun

    (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

    contagion, transmission

Editors Contribution

  1. buboes

    because it happened during the black death happened

    the people would get buboes by fleas

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. infectionnoun


  2. infectionnoun

    contamination, taint, bane, pest, poison

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. infectionnoun

    contagion, contamination, vitiation, pollution

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  1. Kimberly Blumenthal:

    Our aim was to show how dramatic they can be, while at the same time no one had it more severe with dose 2, so many of the patients I cared for with this were concerned about them. Is this an infection? (No!) Does this mean I cannot have dose 2? (No!) Will it happen with dose 2? (Not necessarily!).

  2. Helmut Marko:

    We have four Formula One One drivers and eight or 10 juniors, the idea was that we would organize a camp to mentally and physically bridge the dead time and that would be the ideal time for the infection to come.

  3. Ashish Jha:

    I think it’s critically important that we keep indoor mask mandates in for a while. We can’t give up on those, not while infection numbers are high. But it also means telling people what they can relax on, and wearing masks outside, again, unless you’re in a very, very crowded space for extended periods of time, probably doesn’t do much to protect you or protect others.

  4. Steve Lindsay:

    It is useful in countries like South Africa, close to elimination, or Sri Lanka, that has eliminated malaria. How do you locate that one person in a million people carrying the parasite in a country that has recorded no infection without doing invasive tests ?

  5. Mary McCarthy:

    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.

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