Simple Definition of contagious
: able to be passed from one person or animal to another by touching
: having a sickness that can be passed to someone else by touching
: capable of being easily spread to others : causing other people to feel or act a similar way
Examples of contagious in a sentence
It's a highly contagious virus.
I have a cold and I'm still contagious.
I'm sick, but the doctor says I'm not contagious.
First Known Use of contagious
CONTAGIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of contagious for Students
1 : able to be passed from one individual to another through contact <a contagious disease>
2 : having a sickness that can be passed to someone else
3 : causing other people to feel or act a similar way <a contagious laugh>
Medical Definition of contagious
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