infectiousness


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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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Translations

infectiousness

[ɪnˈfekʃəsnɪs] N
1. (Med) → lo contagioso, contagiosidad f
2. (fig) [of enthusiasm] → lo contagioso
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infectiousness

n
(Med) the infectiousness of this diseasedie Ansteckungs- or Infektionsgefahr bei dieser Krankheit
(fig) the infectiousness of the rhythmder zündende Rhythmus; the infectiousness of his laughtersein ansteckendes Lachen; the infectiousness of her enthusiasmihre mitreißende Begeisterung
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In this way, we spread the blessed infectiousness of the newness of Christ and the witness of his humanity.