noncontagious

adjective

non·​con·​ta·​gious ˌnän-kən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce noncontagious (audio)
: not contagious : not communicable by direct or indirect contact
noncontagious diseases

Examples of noncontagious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious disease, often inherited, in which a hyperactive immune system causes an overproduction of skin cells. Aaron Timms, The New York Review of Books, 29 Dec. 2022 These feature the sportscaster Joe Buck, who is portrayed as needing cough drops to do his job — a job that could make any voice scratchy, for totally nonalarming, noncontagious reasons. New York Times, 4 May 2022 People can confuse a cold sore for a canker sore, an angry noncontagious lesion that isn’t linked with herpes, or an exceptionally painful pimple, at least in the beginning before the blister opens up. Zahra Barnes, SELF, 3 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncontagious was in 1825

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“Noncontagious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncontagious. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

noncontagious

adjective
non·​con·​ta·​gious ˌnän-kən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce noncontagious (audio)
: not contagious : not communicable by direct or indirect contact
noncontagious diseases
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