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contagious

adjective

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1 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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2 exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others
  • the enthusiasm of the new club members was contagious

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The first known use of contagious was in the 14th century

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“Contagious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contagious. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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