Part of speech:
Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
The definition of infection is the process of bacteria or viruses invading the body or making someone ill or diseased.
A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
A faint constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Leo and Gemini. Cancer (the Crab) is the fourth sign of the zodiac.
To absorb; engross:
The definition of corrode is to wear away slowly by rusting or with a chemical reaction, or to cause to deteriorate.
Corrupt means to destroy someone's honesty or hurt someone's morals.
(Electronics) To decrease gradually in magnitude. Used of voltage or current.
To transmit a pathogen or disease to:
The definition of contagion is an infectious disease spread through contact, or the transmission of a disease from one person to another through contact, or the spread of a bad or harmful idea or practice.
Any of various similar poisons, related to proteins, formed in certain plants, as ricin, or secreted by certain animals, as snake venom: toxins, when injected into animals or humans, typically initiate the formation of antitoxins
A harmful or destructive influence:
To fill with hate; embitter
To embitter; envenom
To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
To lower in quality or character; debase.
To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase:
To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; debase:
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
(Informal) Entirely; wholly:
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