contagious definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to contagion.
    • Transmissible by direct or indirect contact; communicable: a contagious illness.
    • with the capacity of sending illness; carrying a disease: remained yourself until he was no longer infectious.
    • Spreading or looking after spread in one to a different; infectious: a contagious smile.
    • Of an illness, effortlessly sent to others.
    • Of a fashion, laughter, etc., quickly passed on to others.
    • Of you, having an ailment which can be sent to another individual by touch.
    • Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching.
    • Conveying or generating condition; pestilential; poisonous.
    • Spreading or communicable in one to some other; exciting similar emotions or conduct in other individuals.
    • (of infection) capable of becoming transmitted by infection
    • quickly diffused or spread as in one individual another
  • others:
    • Communicable by contagion; that could be imparted by contact or by emanations; catching: as, a contagious condition.
    • Containing or producing contagion; poisonous; pestilential: as, infectious atmosphere; infectious garments.
    • Propagated by impact or incitement; interesting like sensation or action; spreading or prone to spread from 1 to some other: since, contagious instance; a contagious conjecture.
    • as a result of or due to contagion, either in feeling; caused by propagation or incitement: as, a contagious epidemic.

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