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The state or condition of being contagious.
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  1. The state or condition of being contagious.
A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.
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  1. A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.
  2. The transmission of an infectious disease resulting from direct or indirect contact between individuals or animals.
  3. The agent that causes a contagious disease, such as a bacterium or a virus.
A rapid spread, growth, or development:
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  1. A rapid spread, growth, or development:
  2. An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
  3. An epidemic disease
The state of being poisoned.
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(Linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
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  1. (Linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  2. The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.
  3. A contaminating or being contaminated
Any of various extremely small, often disease-causing agents consisting of a particle (the virion ), containing a segment of RNA or DNA within a protein coat known as a capsid . Viruses are not technically considered living organisms because they are devoid of biological processes (such as metabolism and respiration) and cannot reproduce on their own but require a living cell (of a plant, animal, or bacterium) to make more viruses. Viruses reproduce first either by injecting their genetic material into the host cell or by fully entering the cell and shedding their protein coat. The genetic material may then be incorporated into the cell's own genome or remain in the cytoplasm. Eventually the viral genes instruct the cell to produce new viruses, which often cause the cell to die upon their exit. Rather than being primordial forms of life, viruses probably evolved from rogue pieces of cellular nucleic acids. The common cold, influenza, chickenpox, smallpox, measles, mumps, yellow fever, hemorrhagic fevers, and some cancers are among the diseases caused by viruses.
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  1. Any of various extremely small, often disease-causing agents consisting of a particle (the virion ), containing a segment of RNA or DNA within a protein coat known as a capsid . Viruses are not technically considered living organisms because they are devoid of biological processes (such as metabolism and respiration) and cannot reproduce on their own but require a living cell (of a plant, animal, or bacterium) to make more viruses. Viruses reproduce first either by injecting their genetic material into the host cell or by fully entering the cell and shedding their protein coat. The genetic material may then be incorporated into the cell's own genome or remain in the cytoplasm. Eventually the viral genes instruct the cell to produce new viruses, which often cause the cell to die upon their exit. Rather than being primordial forms of life, viruses probably evolved from rogue pieces of cellular nucleic acids. The common cold, influenza, chickenpox, smallpox, measles, mumps, yellow fever, hemorrhagic fevers, and some cancers are among the diseases caused by viruses.
  2. A harmful or destructive influence:
  3. A disease caused by a virus.
A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
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  1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
  2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
  3. Any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly; esp., bubonic plague
Plural form of germ
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Find another word for infection. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for infection, like: contagiousness, contagion, communicability, epidemic, poisoning, contamination, virus, plague, germs, contamination and pollution.