Affected vs Infection - What's the difference?

affected | infection |


As nouns the difference between affected and infection

is that affected is someone , as by a disease while infection is (pathology) the act or process of infecting.

As an adjective affected

is influenced or changed by something.

As a verb affected

is (affect).

affected

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • influenced or changed by something
  • The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.
  • simulated in order to impress
  • He spoke with an affected English accent.
  • Emotionally moved; touched.
  • (algebra, archaic) adfected
  • an affected equation
  • Resulting from a mostly negative physical effect or transformation
  • See also

    * affectation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone , as by a disease.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (affect)
  • The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.

    See also

    * effected

    infection

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pathology) The act or process of infecting.
  • An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.
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    Derived terms

    * spurious infection