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Definitions of contagious

  1. Contagiously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. easily diffused or spread as from one person to another; "a contagious grin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of or relating to communicable diseases; "by the road to the contagious hospital" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Transmitted by contact. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. That may be communicated by contact. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. That may be communicated by contact; containing contagion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Transmissible, as a disease; catching; spreading; pestilential. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Producing disease by contact or near approach; containing that which may be propagated, as mischief or some affection of the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for contagious

  1. Roland and her enthusiasm is very contagious and we follow her record almost breathlessly, and with intense feeling turn over the last few pages of this little volume. – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  2. In the case of the men of Beth- shemesh, read 1 Samuel 5, with its clear indications of contagious disease. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
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