Definition of contagious:
- Relating to contagion; transmissible by contact with the sick, noting certain forms of infectious disease.
- That may be communicated by contact, or by a subtile excreted matter; poisonous; pestilential; containing mischief that may be propagated; affecting others. Contagious Diseases Acts, Acts to prevent the spread of certain contagions diseases.
Common misspellings for contagious:
- contageous (40%)
- contagous (19%)
- contagiouse (4%)
- contaigous (3%)
- contagiuos (3%)
- contagoius (2%)
- contangious (2%)
Google Ngram Viewer results for contagious:
This graph shows how "contagious" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.
Examples of usage for contagious:
No wonder, then, that his downcast face presented a striking contrast to that of the enthusiastic boy as they stood on the deck together; and, influenced by the other's contagious confidence, he brightened a little before continuing.
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