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as in infectious
capable of being passed by physical contact from one person to another chicken pox, measles, German measles, and other contagious diseases

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as in spreading
exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others the enthusiasm of the new club members was contagious

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“Contagious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contagious. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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