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Words related to Covid-19 that made it to the Oxford dictionary

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the world, many new words have been adopted and used widely, words that weren't used often or were never used before. Here is a list:
Last Updated 24 November 2020, 17:44 IST
Noun- A disease caused by a coronavirus that was first reported in 2019 and became a pandemic (the abbreviation for Covid-19)
Noun- A disease caused by a coronavirus that was first reported in 2019 and became a pandemic (the abbreviation for Covid-19)
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Noun- A disease caused by a coronavirus, especially Covid-19
Noun- A disease caused by a coronavirus, especially Covid-19
Noun- something that you wear over part or all of your face, in order to protect it or to prevent the spread of disease
Noun- something that you wear over part or all of your face, in order to protect it or to prevent the spread of disease
Adjective- in the most important or dangerous position; doing essential work that puts you at risk.
Adjective- in the most important or dangerous position; doing essential work that puts you at risk.
Noun- A way of measuring how quickly a virus spreads through a population by calculating the average number of people who get an infection from just one person with the virus (the abbreviation for ‘reproduction number’ or ‘reproductive number’)
Noun- A way of measuring how quickly a virus spreads through a population by calculating the average number of people who get an infection from just one person with the virus (the abbreviation for ‘reproduction number’ or ‘reproductive number’)
Adverb-from a distance
Adverb-from a distance
Noun- The practice of keeping a safe distance between yourself and other people in order to prevent the spread of disease.
Noun- The practice of keeping a safe distance between yourself and other people in order to prevent the spread of disease.
Noun- A person with a disease who spreads it to a much larger number of people than average
Noun- A person with a disease who spreads it to a much larger number of people than average
Abbreviation- To do your job in your own home, especially a job that is usually done in an office
Abbreviation- To do your job in your own home, especially a job that is usually done in an office
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(Published 24 November 2020, 17:35 IST)

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