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con·ta·gious

 (kən-tā′jəs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to contagion.
2. Transmissible by direct or indirect contact; communicable: a contagious disease.
3. Capable of transmitting a disease: stayed at home until he was no longer contagious.
4. Spreading or tending to spread from one to another; infectious: a contagious smile.

con·ta′gious·ly adv.
con·ta′gious·ness n.

contagious

(kənˈteɪdʒəs)
adj
1. (Pathology) (of a disease) capable of being passed on by direct contact with a diseased individual or by handling clothing, etc, contaminated with the causative agent. Compare infectious
2. (Pathology) (of an organism) harbouring or spreading the causative agent of a transmissible disease
3. causing or likely to cause the same reaction or emotion in several people; catching; infectious: her laughter was contagious.
conˈtagiously adv
conˈtagiousness n

con•ta•gious

(kənˈteɪ dʒəs)

adj.
1. capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object: contagious diseases.
2. carrying or spreading a contagious disease.
3. tending to spread from person to person: contagious fear.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
con•ta′gious•ly, adv.
con•ta′gious•ness, con•ta`gi•os′i•ty (-dʒiˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
syn: contagious, infectious are usu. distinguished in technical medical use. contagious, literally “communicable by contact,” describes a very easily transmitted disease, as influenza or the common cold. infectious refers to a disease involving a microorganism that can be transmitted from one person to another only by a specific kind of contact; venereal diseases are usu. infectious. In nontechnical senses, contagious emphasizes the rapidity with which something spreads: Contagious laughter ran through the hall. infectious suggests the pleasantly irresistible quality of something: Her infectious good humor made her a popular guest.

con·ta·gious

(kən-tā′jəs)
Capable of being transmitted by direct or indirect contact; communicable: a contagious disease. See Note at infectious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contagious - easily diffused or spread as from one person to another; "a contagious grin"
infectious - easily spread; "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell
2.contagious - (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infectioncontagious - (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
infectious - easily spread; "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell

contagious

adjective infectious, catching, spreading, epidemic, communicable, transmissible, pestilential I felt like I had some contagious disease.

contagious

adjective
Capable of transmission by infection:
Translations
مُعْدٍمُعدِ، مُنْتَقِل بِالعَدوى
nakažlivý
smitsom
tarttuva
zarazan
smitandi
伝染性の
전염성의
užkrečiama liga
infekcijas-lipīgs
contagios
nalezljiv
smittsam
ซึ่งแพร่กระจายได้
dễ lây

contagious

[kənˈteɪdʒəs] ADJcontagioso

contagious

[kənˈteɪdʒəs] adj
[disease] → contagieux/euse
[attitude] → contagieux/euse

contagious

adj (Med, fig) → ansteckend; disease alsodirekt übertragbar; he’s not contagious (Med) → seine Krankheit ist nicht ansteckend; (hum)er ist nicht giftig (inf)

contagious

[kənˈteɪdʒəs] adjcontagioso/a, infettivo/a

contagious

(kənˈteidʒəs) adjective
spreading from one person to another by physical contact. Is that skin disease contagious?
conˈtagion noun
an infection.

contagious

مُعْدٍ nakažlivý smitsom ansteckend μολυσματικός contagioso tarttuva contagieux zarazan contagioso 伝染性の 전염성의 besmettelijk smittsom zaraźliwy contagioso заразный smittsam ซึ่งแพร่กระจายได้ bulaşıcı dễ lây 传染性的

con·ta·gious

a. contagioso-a; infeccioso-a; que se comunica por contagio.

contagious

adj (disease) contagioso; (fam, person) contagioso (fam), que puede transmitir una enfermedad, que puede infectar a los demás; [Note: properly, both contagious and contagioso apply to diseases, not people, though both are often applied to people in colloquial speech.]
References in classic literature ?
Merriman's laugh at this sally was such a genuine outburst and so contagious that it started the dinner with an agreeable swing that never slackened.
The eyes of the father followed the plastic and ingenious movements of the son with open delight, and he never failed to smile in reply to the other's contagious but low laughter.
Children, too young to comprehend wherefore this woman should be shut out from the sphere of human charities, would creep nigh enough to behold her plying her needle at the cottage-window, or standing in the doorway, or labouring in her little garden, or coming forth along the pathway that led townward, and, discerning the scarlet letter on her breast, would scamper off with a strange contagious fear.
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.
So said he, and forbore not glance or toy Of amorous intent, well understood Of EVE, whose Eye darted contagious Fire.
To augment their misery, a contagious disorder of a dangerous nature spread through the land; and, rendered more virulent by the uncleanness, the indifferent food, and the wretched lodging of the lower classes, swept off many whose fate the survivors were tempted to envy, as exempting them from the evils which were to come.
I saw no evidence of any contagious diseases during all my stay.
All this while the people were throwing up their hats and shouting, with enthusiasm so contagious that the heart of Ernest kindled up, and he likewise threw up his hat, and shouted, as loudly as the loudest,
Unless enlivened by the contagious gayety of your smile," returned Delafield, endeavouring to look excessively unconcerned; "but"--
Poyser had turned round from the cupboard with the brown-and- white jug in her hand, when she caught sight of something at the other end of the kitchen; perhaps it was because she was already trembling and nervous that the apparition had so strong an effect on her; perhaps jug-breaking, like other crimes, has a contagious influence.
The fearless confidence of Toby was contagious, and I began to adopt the Happar side of the question.
They say it's not contagious, but there's no use in running unnecessary risks.