Infection synonyms and antonyms

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(Medicine) capable of being transmitted from one person to another; contagious
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The state or condition of being contagious.
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Plural form of germ
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The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
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Of or relating to pathology.
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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.
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The ability of a pathogen to establish an infection
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Pathology is defined as a branch of medical science that studies the nature, effects, causes and consequences of disease.
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A description for a computer system or a program is said to be infected if a worm or virus has copied itself into some part of the system. Usually the goal of such an infection is to propagate to other systems or programs. Infection can also cause the system or program to expose some other unwanted behavior or secretly alter data. A description for a computer system or a program is said to be infected if a worm or virus has copied itself into some part of the system. Usually the goal of such an infection is to propagate to other systems or programs. Infection can also cause the system or program to expose some other unwanted behavior or secretly alter data.
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A disease that is transmitted in this way.
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The state of being defiled.
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Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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The definition of a malady is a disease, ailment or unpleasant condition.
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Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants:
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Tendency to putrefaction; septic quality.
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An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.
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The state or quality of being sterile.
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The study and application of procedures and measures designed to protect public health, as in the provision of clean water and the disposal of sewage and waste.
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The invasion of the body of a human or an animal by a pathogen such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus. Infections can be localized, as in pharyngitis , or widespread as in sepsis , and are often accompanied by fever and an increased number of white blood cells. Individuals with immunodeficiency syndromes are predisposed to certain infections.
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The definition of a virus is an extremely tiny parasite that can only reproduce if it is within a living being, or anything that corrupts something else.
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To purge of intestinal worms
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A transmitting or being transmitted
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The quality of being communicable
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Something that may serve as the basis of further growth or development:
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The state of being poisoned.
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Readily communicated:
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Capable of transmitting a disease; contagious:
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Likely to cause infection; infectious
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Morally evil or deadly; pernicious.
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Causing or likely to cause epidemic disease:
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Causing, or resulting from, sepsis or putrefaction
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(in combination) That has been transmitted in a specific manner.
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Capable of causing disease by aggressively interfering with the immune system of the host. Used of a pathogen.
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The spread of a disease
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(Computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
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