Definition of infectious
Examples of infectious in a Sentence
viruses and other infectious agents
She has an infectious grin.
Recent Examples of infectious from the Web
That's when an infectious disease researcher at the National institutes of Health first started noticing reports that clusters of young gay men were being diagnosed with infections that were highly unusual infections.
Her infectious enthusiasm at every turn was one reason so many people came to support her May 29 in Georgia.
President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him.
Her smile is as infectious as her heat vision is fierce.
According to Facebook posts by family, he is expected to remain hospitalized for four to five days and an infectious disease specialist has been called in to evaluate the deputy.
Ngozi Erondu, PhD, is an infectious disease epidemiologist and assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The 32-year-old Cuban tres player San Miguel brings the infectious spirit and everyday lyrics of traditional Cuban son to music with pop appeal.
Three volunteers come to our meetings regularly: a doctor who’s an expert in infectious disease, a gynecologist, and a psychologist.
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First Known Use of infectious
INFECTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infectious for English Language Learners
: capable of causing infection
: capable of being passed to someone else by germs that enter the body
: suffering from a disease that can be spread to other people by germs
INFECTIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of infectious for Students
1 : passing from one to another in the form of a germ an infectious illness
2 : easily spread to others an infectious laugh
Medical Definition of infectious
1: capable of causing infection a carrier remains infectious without exhibiting signs of disease viruses and other infectious agents
2: communicable by invasion of the body of a susceptible organism all contagious diseases are also infectious, but it does not follow that all infectious diseases are contagious—W. A. Hagan—compare contagious 1
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