infection Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "infection" - English Dictionary

See all translations

infectionnoun [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.
More examples

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…
(Definition of infection from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of infection?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “infection” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More