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Synonyms and Antonyms of catching

  1. 1 capable of being passed by physical contact from one person to another <a cold is often catching before the symptoms even begin> Synonyms contagious, communicable, pestilent, transmissible, transmittableRelated Words infectious, infectiveNear Antonyms noninfectiousAntonyms noncommunicable

  2. 2 exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others <a catching smile that instantly puts patients at ease> Synonyms contagious, epidemic, infectious, spreadingRelated Words palpable, perceptible, tangible; irresistible (also irresistable), overpowering, overwhelming; disarming, endearing, fetching, inviting, winning, winsome

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