infection
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infection(
ihn
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fehk
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shihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (disease)
a. la infección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor prescribed some antibiotics for her throat infection.El médico le recetó antibióticos para la infección de la garganta.
2. (transmission)
a. el contagio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Nurses treating Ebola patients need to take a series of precautions to minimize the risk of infection.Los enfermeros que tratan a pacientes del ébola deben tomar una serie de precauciones para reducir el riesgo de contagio.
b. la infección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The wound should be cleaned daily to avoid any infection.La herida se debe limpiar a diario para evitar cualquier infección.
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infection
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. la infección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
infection [ɪnˈfekʃən]
noun
1 (illness) infección (f)
she has a slight infection tiene una pequeña infección
2 (process) contagio (m)
the risk of infection el riesgo de contagio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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