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Is it wise of you to expose yourself so much to the infection?

He was vainly entreated not to expose himself to the infection.

It was from the Gurneys he “caught the infection” of self-improvement.

Then he caught the infection, and began to laugh, too, but without knowing why.

My brother recovered at the period when I sickened from the infection of his disease.

He should be treated and prevented from becoming a center of infection for his surroundings.

Perhaps he had better put some kind of germicide on his palm, just to ward off infection.

By this my uncle was set laughing: whence the infection spread to me.

Amsterdam, under the infection of Jewish enthusiasm, effervesced with joy.

Unfortunately she, too, is touched by the infection of this irreverent and unfaithful age.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "infectious disease; contaminated condition;" from Old French infeccion "contamination, poisoning" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin infectionem (nominative infectio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inficere (see infect). Meaning "communication of disease by agency of air or water" (distinguished from contagion, which is body-to-body communication), is from 1540s.

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