infectious definition

  • adjective:
    • Capable of causing infection.
    • due to or capable of becoming transmitted by infection.
    • due to a pathogenic microorganism or agent.
    • Easily or readily communicated: an infectious laugh.
    • Transmitted from one person to another, generally through the air-breathed.
    • capable infect others.
    • Spreading quickly from individual another.
    • Memorable and invoking pleasure or interest.
    • Having characteristics which could infect; communicable or due to disease; pestilential; epidemic
    • Corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing.
    • Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture.
    • with the capacity of becoming easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated.
    • brought on by infection or effective at causing illness
    • of or associated with infection
    • effortlessly spread
  • others:
    • Communicable by infection; effortlessly diffused or spread from one individual to another or from destination to spot, as an ailment, a moral impact, or a mental condition: specifically put on conditions which are with the capacity of being communicated from one to some other, or which pervade particular places, attacking individuals here, independently of every experience of those currently sick. Infectious conditions include contagious and miasmatic conditions.
    • effective at interacting infection; that infects, taints, or corrupts; contaminating: since, infectious garments; infectious environment; an infectious vice.
    • In law, capable of contaminating with illegality; revealing to seizure or forfeiture.
    • Synonyms Catching, communicable.
    • Contaminating, poisoning, defiling.

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