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noun British English pronunciation: infection /ɪnˈfekʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. [uncountable] the process of becoming infected with a disease

    Breast milk can help protect babies against infection.

    There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of infection.

    1. a.
      [countable] a disease or other medical condition that is caused by bacteria or by a virus or a parasite

      Most throat infections are caused by viruses.

      The infection spread to his lungs.

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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