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infectionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈfek.ʃən/  us   /ɪnˈfek.ʃən/
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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Translations of “infection”
in Arabic عَدْوَى…
in Korean 감염…
in Portuguese infecção…
in Catalan infecció…
in Japanese 感染, 伝染病…
in Chinese (Simplified) (由细菌或病毒造成的身体部位的)感染…
in Turkish enfeksiyon, hastalık…
in Russian инфекция…
in Chinese (Traditional) (由細菌或病毒造成的身體部位的)感染…
in Italian infezione…
in Polish infekcja, zakażenie…
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