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infectious

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

 (ĭn-fĕk′shəs)
adj.
1. Capable of causing infection: an infectious microorganism.
2. Capable of being transmitted by infection: an infectious disease.
3. Capable of transmitting a disease; contagious: Is the patient still infectious?
4. Spreading or tending to spread from one to another: an infectious laugh.

in·fec′tious·ly adv.
in·fec′tious·ness n.
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infectious

(ɪnˈfɛkʃəs)
adj
1. (Medicine) (of a disease) capable of being transmitted. Compare contagious
2. (Pathology) (of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
3. (Medicine) causing or transmitting infection
4. tending or apt to spread, as from one person to another: infectious mirth.
5. (Law) international law
a. tainting or capable of tainting with illegality
b. rendering liable to seizure or forfeiture
inˈfectiously adv
inˈfectiousness n
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in•fec•tious

(ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs)

adj.
1. communicable by infection, as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another.
2. causing or communicating infection.
3. tending to spread quickly and generally: infectious laughter.
4. Obs. diseased.
[1535–45]
in•fec′tious•ly, adv.
in•fec′tious•ness, n.
syn: See contagious.
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in·fec·tious

(ĭn-fĕk′shəs)
Capable of causing infection: an infectious disease.
Usage A contagious or communicable disease is one that can be transmitted from one living being to another through direct or indirect contact. Thus the flu, which can be transmitted by coughing, and cholera, which is often acquired by drinking contaminated water, are contagious (or communicable) diseases. Modern medicine also uses the word infectious to refer to such diseases. Infectious has a slightly different meaning. It refers to diseases caused by infectious agents—agents such as viruses and bacteria that are not normally present in the body and can cause an infection. While the notion of contagiousness goes back to ancient times, the idea of infectious diseases is more modern, coming from the germ theory of disease, which was not proposed until the later 19th century. Contagious and infectious are also used to refer to people who have communicable diseases at a stage at which transmission to others is likely.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infectious - caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease"
infected, septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
2.infectious - easily spread; "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell
noninfectious - not infectious
3.infectious - of or relating to infection; "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease"
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infectious

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infectious

adjective
Capable of transmission by infection:
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Translations
مُعِدٌمُعْدٍ، ناقِل العَدْوى
infekčnínakažlivý
smitsom
tarttuva
zarazan
smitandi
感染性の
전염성인
nalezljiv
smittsam
ติดเชื้อ
lây nhiễm

infectious

[ɪnˈfekʃəs]
A. ADJ
1. (Med) [disease] → infeccioso, contagioso
he is no longer infectiousya le ha pasado el periodo del contagio
2. (fig) [person, laugh, enthusiasm, rhythm] → contagioso
B. CPD infectious hepatitis Nhepatitis f infecciosa
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infectious

[ɪnˈfɛkʃəs] adj
[disease] → contagieux/euse
It's not infectious → Ce n'est pas contagieux.
[laugh, enthusiasm] → contagieux/euse
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infectious

adj
(Med) diseaseansteckend, infektiös; are you still infectious?besteht bei dir noch Ansteckungsgefahr?
(fig) enthusiasm, laughansteckend; ideazündend; rhythmmitreißend
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infectious

[ɪnˈfɛkʃəs] adj (disease) → infettivo/a, contagioso/a; (person, laughter) → contagioso/a
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infect

(inˈfekt) verb
to fill with germs that cause disease; to give a disease to. You must wash that cut on your knee in case it becomes infected; She had a bad cold last week and has infected the rest of the class.
inˈfection (-ʃən) noun
1. the process of infecting or state of being infected. You should wash your hands after handling raw meat to avoid infection.
2. a disease. a throat infection.
inˈfectious (-ʃəs) adjective
likely to spread to others. Measles is an infectious disease.
inˈfectiously adverb
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infectious

مُعِدٌ infekční smitsom ansteckend μολυσματικός infeccioso tarttuva infectieux zarazan infettivo 感染性の 전염성인 besmettelijk smittsom zakaźny infeccioso, infecioso инфекционный smittsam ติดเชื้อ bulaşıcı lây nhiễm 有传染性的
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in·fec·tious

a. infeccioso-a, rel. a una infección;
___ agentagente ___;
___ diseaseenfermedad ___.
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infectious

adj infeccioso, contagioso (fam)
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