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Synonyms for infection

Synonyms for infection

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

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

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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


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moral corruption or contamination

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

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Droplet infection by sneezes and coughs is well recognised, but should we be looking seriously at other animal carriers besides badgers?
The quarantine areas provide a 100-metre exclusion zone around each horse to minimise the risk of droplet infection.
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's Disease, is caused by a bacillus believed to be spread by airborne droplet infection.
The disease is transmitted by droplet infection from one human to another, and flu victims should stay at home, however mild their infections may be.
People who have lived overseas are more likely to have drug resistant Tb, which is acquired through droplet infection.