Meaning of “infection” in the English Dictionary

"infection" in British English

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infectionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪnˈfek.ʃən/ 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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(Definition of “infection” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)