Synonyms of infection


1. infection, ill health, unhealthiness, health problem

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

2. infection, linguistic process

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

3. infection, pathologic process, pathological process

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

4. infection, contagion, transmission, incident

usage: an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

5. contagion, infection, communication

usage: the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

6. infection, corruptness, corruption

usage: moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"

7. infection, illegality

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

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