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contagious

transmissible by contact; catching; capable of carrying disease: A head cold can be contagious.
Not to be confused with:
infectious – capable of causing infection; transmitted without contact: Cholera is an infectious epidemic disease caused by a microorganism.
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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.
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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
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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.
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con·ta·gious

(kən-tā′jəs)
Capable of being transmitted by direct or indirect contact; communicable: a contagious disease. See Note at infectious.
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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
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contagious

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

adjective
Capable of transmission by infection:
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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
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contagious

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

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

[kənˈteɪdʒəs] adjcontagioso/a, infettivo/a
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contagious

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

a. contagioso-a; infeccioso-a; que se comunica por contagio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.]
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