Definition of contagious
1 : transmissible by direct or indirect contact with an infected person contagious diseases
2 : bearing contagion contagious people
3 : used for contagious diseases a contagious ward
4 : exciting similar emotions or conduct in others contagious enthusiasm contagious laughter
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.
Origin and Etymology of contagious
First Known Use: 14th century
CONTAGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contagious for English Language Learners
: 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
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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