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CONTAGIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contagious mean? 

CONTAGIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CONTAGIOUS has 2 senses:

1. easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
2. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

  Familiarity information: CONTAGIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


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CONTAGIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1contagious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

Context example:

a contagious grin

Similar:

infectious (easily spread)


Sense 2contagious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

Synonyms:

catching; communicable; contractable; transmissible; transmittable; contagious

Similar:

infectious (easily spread)


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