"vehicle" in the noun sense
a conveyance that transports people or objects
a medium for the expression or achievement of something
"his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"
"a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"
"the play was just a vehicle to display her talents"
any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
4. fomite, vehicle
any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another
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