Synonyms of infection
diseaseDictionary • Ear infections are common in pre-school children.
disease • illnesses such as heart disease
complaint • Eczema is a common skin complaint.
illness • She returned to her family home to recover from an illness.
disorder • a rare nerve disorder that can cause paralysis of the arms
corruption • The corruption of the body is an unavoidable feature of old age.
poison • the poison of crime and violence spreading through the city
pollution • environmental pollution
contamination • Acid rain is responsible for the destruction of forests and the contamination of rivers and streams.
contagionbecause of unfounded fears of contagion. • They have been reluctant to admit AIDS patients
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complaintYou can refer to an illness as a complaint, especially if it is not very serious.
• Eczema is a common skin complaint.
contagionContagion is the spreading of a particular disease by someone touching another person who is already affected by the disease.
• They have been reluctant to admit AIDS patients because of unfounded fears of contagion.
contaminationIf something is contaminated by dirt, chemicals, or radiation, they make it dirty or harmful. (noun)
• Acid rain is responsible for the destruction of forests and the contamination of rivers and streams.
Thesaurus for infection from the Collins English Thesaurus
invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms