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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. Wouter Vergeer:

    Most people don't realize how vast Africa is and that East and southern Africa are just as far from the outbreak area as Europe or South America, all safari countries have enacted strict precautionary measures and as there currently are no Ebola cases the risk of infection is effectively zero.

  2. Tijion Esho:

    Even if it is non-surgical, the possible repercussions can include nerve damage, bruising and infection. It’s not about who injects it, but about who can deal with the consequences. People can call themselves cosmetic surgeons, and – unlike plastic surgeons – it doesn’t really mean anything.

  3. Trizia Herrera:

    It's not just that the risk of infection is high but what's being called a return to the new normal could make new cases increase exponentially... leading to more loss of life, it seems premature that President Lopez Obrador is talking about ruling out a deluge in Mexico, as the epidemic is still growing.

  4. Courtney Beasley:

    NASA will closely adhere to the CDC's recommendations on infection control for the coronavirus as Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir return to Earth and begin their post-flight medical testing and readaptation period, this includes cleaning of surfaces, social distancing, emphasizing hand hygiene, encouraging NASA team members who are sick to stay home, and limiting contact with the crew members.

  5. Joram Mathenge:

    Further, HIV infection rates are highest among people in exactly the same age bracket from which we need people to be economically productive and contributing to the work of environmental conservation.

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