Synonyms for infectionɪnˈfɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infection(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    contagion, transmission

  2. infection(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    contagion, transmission

  3. infection(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    contagion, transmission

  4. infection, contagion, transmission(noun)

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

    Synonyms:
    transmission, contagious disease, transmittance, contagion, transmittal, infection, transmitting, transmission system

  5. contagion, infection(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    transmission, contagion, contagious disease, infection

  6. infection(noun)

    moral corruption or contamination

    Synonyms:
    contagion, transmission

  7. infection(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    contagion, transmission

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. infection

    Infection is frequently confused with contagion, even by medical men. The best usage now limits contagion to diseases that are transmitted by contact with the diseased person, either directly by touch or indirectly by use of the same articles, by breath, effluvia, etc. Infection is applied to diseases produced by no known or definable influence of one person upon another, but where common climatic, malarious, or other wide-spread conditions are believed to be chiefly instrumental.

    Synonyms:
    contagion

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