Noun infection has 7 senses
  1. infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
    --1 is a kind of
    ill health, unhealthiness, health problem
    --1 has part: incubation
    --1 has particulars:
     enterobiasis; felon, whitlow; focal infection; nonsocial infection, cross infection; opportunistic infection; paronychia; protozoal infection; respiratory tract infection, respiratory infection; scabies, itch; schistosomiasis, bilharzia, bilharziasis; sepsis; sore; staphylococcal infection; streptococcal sore throat, strep throat, streptococcus tonsilitis, septic sore throat, throat infection; sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection; superinfection; suprainfection; tapeworm infection; tetanus, lockjaw; toxoplasmosis; viral infection, virus infection; vaccinia, vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia, variola vaccina
    Derived form: verb infect2
  2. infection - (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
    --2 is a kind of
    linguistic process
  3. infection - (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
    --3 is a kind of
    pathologic process, pathological process
    --3 has particulars: zymosis
    Derived form: verb infect2
  4. infection, contagion, transmission - an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
    --4 is a kind of incident
    Derived form: verb infect1
  5. contagion, infection - the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
    --5 is a kind of communication
    Derived form: verb infect4
  6. infection - moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
    --6 is a kind of
    corruptness, corruption
  7. infection - (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
    --7 is a kind of