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.
Recent Examples of contagious from the Web
Energy in group classes is contagious and while everyone has individual goals, the overall goal is to get though the workout, not outperform anyone else.
American government, bloated and dirty and contagious.
Mr. Bush liked my suggestion that this kind of exercise is contagious and can sometimes take the place of more traditional treatments.
Drug regimens for contagious diseases were disrupted, which has led, for instance, to an increase in mortality from multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis.
The pride Soweto residents exude, by virtue of their address and the connection to a man who changed history, is palpable, contagious, and heartwarming.
Absolutely, and professional tennis, an insular world, is a place where belief is contagious, particularly when Williams is not slamming aces and service winners the way Williams can usually slam aces and service-winners.
There is always an Other, and the Other is always somehow contagious.
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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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