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Definitions of contagious

  1. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. easily diffused or spread as from one person to another; "a contagious grin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. of or relating to communicable diseases; "by the road to the contagious hospital" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Transmitted by contact. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Contagiously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Contagiousness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Relating to contagion; transmissible by contact with the sick, noting certain forms of infectious disease. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Disease communicated by contact. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. That may be communicated by contact. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. That may be communicated by contact; containing contagion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Transmissible, as a disease; catching; spreading; pestilential. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. .Capable of being transmitted by mediate or immediate contact, Communicable, - as a contagious disease, contagious fever, contagious effluvia &c. Commonly, the epithet infectious, (Prov.) Taking, Catching is applied to those that are communicated by immediate contact as itch syphilis &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. [Latin] Capable of producing or of being propagated by contagion, as C. disease, C. matter. na
  19. Communicating disease by contact (lit. & fig.); (of diseases) so communicable; (fig.) catching, infectious. Hence contagiously adv., contagiousness n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Communicable by direct or indirect contact. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. Susceptible of communication by contagion. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. Infectious, caught by approach. Complete Dictionary

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