an infection – Wiktionary

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From Previous French an infection, from Vulgar Latin *infectiō.

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an infection (countable and uncountable, plural infections)

  1. (pathology) The act or strategy of infecting.
  2. An uncontrolled development of dangerous microorganisms in a bunch.
    • 2013 June 1, “A greater waterworks”, in The Economist[1], quantity 407, quantity 8838, web page 5 (Know-how Quarterly):

      A synthetic kidney today nonetheless means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such gadgets mimic [] actual kidneys [] . However they’re nothing like as environment friendly, and may trigger bleeding, clotting and an infection—to not point out inconvenience for sufferers, who usually have to be hooked as much as one 3 times per week for hours at a time.

  3. A illness attributable to a pathogen.
  4. A visual signal of such a illness, such because the suppuration of a wound.

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Etymology[edit]

From Previous French an infection, from Late Latin infectiō.

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an infection f (plural infections)

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

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Noun[edit]

an infection (plural infectiones)

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

Previous French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin *infectiō.

Noun[edit]

an infection f (indirect plural infections, nominative singular an infection, nominative plural infections)

  1. (countable) an infection.
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.okay.a. lilium drugs), web page 172 of this essay:

      la an infection va tantost par tout le corps

      the an infection travels round the entire physique

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