infection

What are the hypernyms for infection?

Hypernyms for infection

illegality incident ill health corruptness pathologic process unhealthiness corruption pathological process health problem communication linguistic process

Definitions for infection

  • noun - (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
  • noun - moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
  • noun - the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
  • noun - an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  • noun - (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
  • noun - (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
  • noun - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  • Pronounciation of infection

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    Synonyms for infection

    contagion transmission

    Antonyms for infection

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    Holonyms for infection

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    Hyponyms for infection

    zymosis focal infection paronychia scabies bilharziasis streptococcal sore throat throat infection eye infection tetanus virus infection variola vaccinia enterobiasis nonsocial infection protozoal infection itch sepsis strep throat sty superinfection lockjaw vaccinia variola vaccina felon cross infection respiratory tract infection schistosomiasis sore streptococcus tonsilitis stye suprainfection toxoplasmosis vaccina whitlow opportunistic infection respiratory infection bilharzia staphylococcal infection septic sore throat hordeolum tapeworm infection viral infection variola vaccine

    Meronyms for infection

    No meronyms found for infection.

    Sounds like infection

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