infection Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “infection” in the English Dictionary

"infection" in British English

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infectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈfek.ʃən/

infection noun [C or U] (DISEASE)

B2 a ​disease in a ​part of ​yourbody 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 ​passingharmfulprograms into a ​computer or ​file, or the ​harmfulprograms themselves: You only have to ​open an ​attachment to ​pass the infection from ​computer to ​computer.
(Definition of infection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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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