Definition of reinfection in English:

reinfection

noun

  • See reinfect

    • ‘It is likely that without ongoing antibiotic suppression, reinfection will occur.’
    • ‘These studies have demonstrated that reinfection, before or during therapy, can be a mechanism leading to the development of drug resistance.’
    • ‘If the pathogen causing reinfection is different from the original pathogen, two weeks of treatment are sufficient.’
    • ‘It's possible that relapses are the result of reinfection.’
    • ‘The researchers concluded that the first infection protected them from reinfection.’

Pronunciation

reinfection

/riːɪnˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/