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Definition of infection:

  1. Contamination by illegality, as in cases of contraband goods; implication.
  2. Sympathetic communication of like qualities or emotions; influence.
  3. That which infects, or causes the communicated disease; any effluvium, miasm, or pestilential matter by which an infectious disease is caused.
  4. That which taints or corrupts morally; as, the infection of vicious principles.
  5. The act or process of infecting.
  6. The state of being infected; contamination by morbific particles; the result of infecting influence; a prevailing disease; epidemic.

Synonyms:

transmission, carrier, transmission system, defense mechanism, epidemic, cross-contamination, contagion, candida, poisoning, transmittal, antibody, cross-infection, fester, transmitting, defense, pollution, transmittance, contagious disease, biosecurity.

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