an act or fact of infecting; state of being infected.
an infecting with germs of disease, as through the medium of infected insects, air, water, or clothing.
an infecting agency or influence.
an infectious disease:
Is this infection very dangerous?
the condition of suffering an infection.
corruption of another’s opinions, beliefs, moral principles, etc.; moral contamination.
an influence or impulse passing from one to another and affecting feeling or action.
Grammar. (in Celtic languages) assimilation in which a vowel is influenced by a following vowel or semivowel; umlaut.
invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
the resulting condition in the tissues
an infectious disease
the act of infecting or state of being infected
an agent or influence that infects
persuasion or corruption, as by ideas, perverse influences, etc
reinfection re·in·fec·tion (rē’ĭn-fěk’shən)
A second infection that follows recovery from a previous infection by the same causative agent.
infection in·fec·tion (ĭn-fěk’shən)
Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.
An instance of being infected.
An agent or a contaminated substance responsible for one’s becoming infected.
The pathological state resulting from having been infected.
An infectious disease.
The invasion of the body of a human or an animal by a pathogen such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus. Infections can be localized, as in pharyngitis, or widespread as in sepsis, and are often accompanied by fever and an increased number of white blood cells. Individuals with immunodeficiency syndromes are predisposed to certain infections. See also infectious disease, opportunistic infection.
Invasion of the body or a body part by a pathogenic organism, which multiplies and produces harmful effects on the body’s tissues.
noun 1. the act of infesting; state of being infested. 2. a harassing or troublesome invasion: an infestation of ants.
verb (used with object), inflated, inflating. 1. to distend; swell or puff out; dilate: The king cobra inflates its hood. 2. to cause to expand or distend with air or gas: to inflate a balloon. 3. to puff up with pride, satisfaction, etc. 4. to elate. 5. Economics. to expand (money, prices, an economy, etc.) […]
noun 1. Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to deflation). 2. the act of inflating. 3. the state of being inflated. noun 1. the act of inflating or state of being […]
verb (used with object), reinforced, reinforcing. 1. to strengthen with some added piece, support, or material: to reinforce a wall. 2. to strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel, ships, or aircraft: to reinforce a garrison. 3. to strengthen; make more forcible or effective: to reinforce efforts. 4. to augment; increase: to reinforce a supply. […]