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reinfect
American English: /ˌriɪnˈfɛkt/
British English: /riːɪnˈfɛkt/

Translation of reinfect in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • A person can be reinfected after drug treatment if they swallow more worm eggs, so it is important to maintain high levels of hygiene.
    • Indeed, a child growing up in an endemic community can expect be infected soon after weaning, and to be infected and constantly reinfected for the rest of her or his life.
    • Actually, the virus never left; it was in your body and reinfects the new liver.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.