noncontagious

adjective
non·​con·​ta·​gious | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce noncontagious (audio) \

Definition of noncontagious

: not contagious : not communicable by direct or indirect contact noncontagious diseases

Examples of noncontagious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another subset of recipients developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, a noncontagious autoimmune disorder that can cause paralysis or nerve damage. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Based on another part of that work, the authors also predict that people with COVID who are treated with the drug could become noncontagious within 24 to 36 hours. Stephani Sutherland, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2021 The majority of people with TB have a latent, noncontagious form of the disease and can go decades without symptoms. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Nov. 2021 Allergies and eczema—a noncontagious inflammatory skin condition— are also very common in people with asthma. Kimberly Goad, SELF, 11 Nov. 2021 Rudy Giuliani called for health officials to implement contact tracing to ward off noncontagious but deadly health issues. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 24 Apr. 2020 Medical investigators have not yet found the source of the bacterial infection that causes Legionnaires' -- a serious form of noncontagious pneumonia, said Nancy Nydam, director of communications at Georgia Department of Public Health. Susan Scutti, CNN, 30 July 2019 Legionnaires' is a serious form of pneumonia that is noncontagious. Susan Scutti, CNN, 23 July 2019 Legionnaires' is a serious form of pneumonia that is noncontagious. Susan Scutti, CNN, 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of noncontagious

1825, in the meaning defined above

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29 Dec 2021

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“Noncontagious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncontagious. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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noncontagious

adjective
non·​con·​ta·​gious | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce noncontagious (audio) \

Medical Definition of noncontagious

: not contagious : not communicable by direct or indirect contact noncontagious diseases

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