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contagious

con·ta·gious

contagious

 
 
pronunciation:
kn teI jihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of being spread from person to person by contact or association.
Measles is a contagious disease.
synonyms:
communicable, infectious, transmissible, transmittable
similar words:
catching, epidemic, pandemic, pestilential, transferable
definition 2: carrying or capable of spreading a disease.
similar words:
leprous, rabid, sick
definition 3: spreading easily and rapidly from person to person.
contagious feara contagious giggle
synonyms:
infectious
similar words:
catching, epidemic
derivations: contagiously (adv.), contagiousness (n.)
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