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infection

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɪnˈfek.ʃən/

infection noun [C or U] (DISEASE)

B2 a disease in a part of your body that is caused by bacteria or a virus: a serious infection a throat infection Bandage the wound to reduce the risk of infection.
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infection noun [C or U] (COMPUTERS)

an act of passing harmful programs into a computer or file, or the harmful programs themselves: You only have to open an attachment to pass the infection from computer to computer.
Translations of “infection”
in Korean 감염…
in Arabic عَدْوَى…
in Portuguese infecção…
in Catalan infecció…
in Japanese 感染, 伝染病…
in Italian infezione…
in Chinese (Traditional) (由細菌或病毒造成的身體部位的)感染…
in Russian инфекция…
in Turkish enfeksiyon, hastalık…
in Chinese (Simplified) (由细菌或病毒造成的身体部位的)感染…
in Polish infekcja, zakażenie…
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