infection (n.) Old form(s): infectiō
malapropism for ‘affection’
MV II.ii.115[Gobbo to Bassanio, of Launcelot] He hath a great infection, sir, as one would say, to serve
MW II.ii.112[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff, of Mistress Page] Her husband has a marvellous infection to the little page
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