Word of the Day
histrionic histrionic
/ˌhɪ stri ˈɑ nɪk /

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  • opportunistic infection opportunistic infection  any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally…

    opportunistic infection meaning(s) 

    • (n) any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs)

    opportunistic infection usage(s)

    1. PCP is what doctors term an "opportunistic infection," one that strikes people when their immune response is weakened.
    2. As a former nurse, she may well have contracted TB through patient contact years before and, with the stress to her immune system of a double pregnancy, the opportunistic infection .
  • opportunity opportunity  /ˌɑ pər ˈtu nə ti/ ?  a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  • opportunity cost opportunity cost  cost in terms of foregoing alternatives
  • opposable opposable  /ə ˈpəʊ zə bl/ ?  capable of being placed opposite to something
  • oppose oppose  /ə ˈpoʊz/ ?  be against; express opposition to
  • opposed opposed  /ə ˈpoʊzd/ ?  being in opposition or having an opponent
  • opposer opposer  /ə ˈpəʊ zə/ ?  someone who offers opposition
  • opposing opposing  /ə ˈpoʊ zɪŋ/ ?  characterized by active hostility
  • opposite opposite  /ˈɑ pə zət/ ?  a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another…
  • opposite number opposite number  a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
  • opposite word opposite word  a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word,…
  • oppositely oppositely  in an opposite position
  • oppositeness oppositeness  the relation between opposed entities
  • opposition opposition  /ˌɑ pə ˈzɪ ʃən/ ?  the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree…
  • oppositive oppositive  expressing antithesis or opposition
  • oppress oppress  /ə ˈprɛs/ ?  come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
  • oppressed oppressed  /ə ˈprɛst/ ?  burdened psychologically or mentally
  • oppression oppression  /ə ˈprɛ ʃən/ ?  the act of subjugating by cruelty
  • oppressive oppressive  /ə ˈprɛ sɪv/ ?  weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
  • oppressively oppressively  in a heavy and oppressive way
  • oppressiveness oppressiveness  a feeling of being oppressed
  • oppressor oppressor  /ə ˈprɛ sər/ ?  a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
  • opprobrious opprobrious  /ə ˈprəʊ brɪəs/ ?  expressing offensive reproach
  • opprobrium opprobrium  /ə ˈproʊb ri əm/ ?  state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
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