infection

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From Old French infeccion, from Late Latin *infectiō.

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infection (plural infections)

  1. (pathology) The act or process of infecting.
  2. An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly): 
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic [] real kidneys [] . But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French infeccion, from Late Latin *infectiō.

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  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.fɛk.sjɔ̃/

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infection f (plural infections)

  1. (pathology) infection

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Noun[edit]

infection (plural infectiones)

  1. (pathology) The act or process of infecting.