Definitions of infection:
  • noun:   (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
  • noun:   moral corruption or contamination
    Example: "Ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
  • noun:   an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  • noun:   (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
  • noun:   (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
  • noun:   the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  • noun:   the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
    Example: "The infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

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