Definition of 'infection'
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There is growing concern that invasive fungal infections pose a threat to human health. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was diagnosed with a viral infection and sent home but her condition worsened and she was taken back. The Sun (2016)The nature of burns wounds means that signs and symptoms of infections are common but true infection is rare. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yes, an elderly person with a treatable chest infection is such a suck on resources. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Tragically, he died in hospital from a bacterial infection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The result is cold and flu infections, which cause more stress. The Sun (2016)Apparently the victims were fearful of a viral infection, but do me a favour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such overuse is allowing common infections to evolve resistance to the drugs, leaving patients increasingly defenceless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This allows another infection, often bacterial, to set in on top of the cold. The Sun (2016)Having yellow or green spit doesn't prove you have a chest infection because it can go a nasty colour with a simple cold, too. The Sun (2017)White blood cells are immune cells that normally defend the body against infection. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also reduces the number of cells in the cervix that fight off viral infections. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)This reduces the chances of fungal infections. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is not weakened and would be able to carry on fighting off infection and disease. The Sun (2015)This had not happened before and she thought she had a chest infection. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)She died from the rare bacterial infection toxic shock syndrome. The Sun (2009) Ear infections are quite common in people who wear hearing aids. The Sun (2013)These thrive in a moist environment and must contact skin to cause infection. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those cells are normally involved with fighting infections in the body. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)This is a fungal infection causing sore white patches in your mouth. The Sun (2015) Disease and infection were always a problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Living in a cold or damp home increases your chance of suffering from coughs and chest infections. Stay Well This Winter (1989)Raw or undercooked chicken is one of the most common sources of infection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its use in controlling bacterial infections such as apple and pear fire blight was also mentioned. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It can cause a brain infection that is often fatal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This enables the body to fight infections. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The other possibility is a fungal infection. The Sun (2011)He had fluid on his right lung drained after suffering a serious chest infection. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The body's need for this mineral increases greatly during a viral infection. Stay Well This Winter (1989)If the brain becomes damaged by infection or other disease, involuntary movements become increasingly likely. Know Your Own Mind (1991)
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Translations for 'infection'
British English: infection /ɪnˈfɛkʃən/ NOUN
An infection is a disease caused by germs.
...trying to lessen the risk of infection.
- American English: infection
- Arabic: عَدْوَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: infecção
- Chinese: 感染
- Croatian: infekcija
- Czech: infekce
- Danish: infektion
- Dutch: infectie
- European Spanish: infección
- Finnish: infektio
- French: infection
- German: Infektion
- Greek: μόλυνση
- Italian: infezione
- Japanese: 感染
- Korean: 전염
- Norwegian: infeksjon
- Polish: zakażenie
- European Portuguese: infeção
- Romanian: infecție
- Russian: инфекционная болезнь
- Spanish: infección
- Swedish: infektion
- Thai: การติดเชื้อโรค
- Turkish: enfeksiyon
- Ukrainian: інфекція
- Vietnamese: nhiễm trùng
Definition of infection from the Collins English Dictionary
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