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From Old French infection, from Vulgar Latin *infectiō.

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infection (countable and uncountable, plural infections)

  1. (pathology) The act or process of infecting.
  2. An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic [] real kidneys [] . But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French infection, from Late Latin *infectiō.

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infection f (plural infections)

  1. (pathology) infection
  2. (informal) stench, stink
    Synonyms: puanteur, pestilence

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infection (plural infectiones)

  1. (pathology) The act or process of infecting.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin *infectiō.

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infection f (oblique plural infections, nominative singular infection, nominative plural infections)

  1. (countable) infection.
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 172 of this essay:
      la infection va tantost par tout le corps
      the infection travels around the whole body