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COVID-19 Glossary

COVID-19 Glossary

These Vocabulary Words will be used.

Each word is provided with its syllables, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, examples, synonyms, and antonyms.
  • asymptomatic 
  • carrier 
  • carry 
  • spread 
  • contagious 
  • coronavirus 
  • COVID-19 
  • diagnose 
  • diagnosis 
  • disease 
  • droplets 
  • epidemic 
  • immunity 
  • incubation 
  • infection 
  • isolate 
  • mask 
  • outbreak 
  • pandemic 
  • pathogen
  • PCR 
  • quarantine 
  • treatment 
  • vaccine 
  • viral 



car·ri·er
kaər
noun
one who carries or delivers.
a carrier of good news
a mail carrier.
con·ta·gious
kənjəs
adjective
capable of being spread from person to person by contact or association.
Measles is a contagious disease.
The infection is highly contagious.
synonyms: communicable, infectious, transmissible, transmittable
di·ag·nose
əgnōs
transitive verb
to determine the identity of (a disease) by examination.
He was shocked when the doctor diagnosed cancer.
di·ag·no·sis
əgsis
noun
the act or process of finding out the nature of an illness or injury by examining its signs and symptoms.
The doctor's diagnosis of the illness required more time and investigation than the patient expected.
dis·ease
dizēz
noun
an abnormal physical or mental condition that causes an organism to function wrongly; illness; sickness.
He died of a rare disease of the lung.
Influenza is a contagious disease.
It can take months to recover from this disease.
Doctors have found a new way to treat this disease.
It is not known how he contracted the disease.
synonyms: illness, malady, sickness
antonyms: health
ep·i·dem·ic
edemik
noun
an outbreak, usually of disease, that spreads rapidly, afflicting many individuals.
an epidemic of measles.
in·fec·tion
infekshən
noun
the act of infecting or an instance or state of being infected.
i·so·late
īlāt
transitive verb
to set apart from other things or people.
The police isolated the murder suspect from the other prisoners.
We think we have isolated the single cause of this disease.
The island people are isolated from the mainland population.
synonyms: seclude, segregate
antonyms: combine
mask
mask
noun
a covering for all or part of the face, usually worn to disguise the wearer's identity.
synonyms: vizard
out·break
owtbrāk
noun
a sudden appearance or increase in activity or strength, especially of disease.
synonyms: flare-up
pan·dem·ic
pandemik
noun
a disease that afflicts many people over a vast area.
The disease spread rapidly and there were fears of a pandemic.
quar·an·tine
kwärəntēn[or]kwärəntēn
noun
the enforced separation of people, animals, goods, or the like from others, so as to prevent the spread of contagious illness.
synonyms: isolation
spread
spred
transitive verb
to open, expand, or unfold.
He spread the newspaper and lay it on the table.
synonyms: expand, extend, open, stretch
antonyms: compress, fold
treat·ment
trētmənt
noun
the act of treating, or the way in which one treats another.
She had not known of her father's cruel treatment toward her brother.
Her son's treatment of her as an incompetent child made the elderly woman furious.
vac·cine
vaksēn
noun
a specimen of modified, killed, or avirulent viruses or bacteria, used to inoculate persons or animals in order to stimulate their immune systems to protect against virulent strains.
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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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