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Contagious meaning

contagious - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. of or relating to communicable diseases; " by the road to the contagious hospital"
  2. 2. Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.
  3. 3. Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.
  4. 4. Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.
  5. 5. That may be communicated by contact; containing contagion.

contagious - examples of usage

  1. His cheerfulness is contagious. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. This may be easily accomplished by taking into consideration the fact that in the contagious foot- and- mouth disease there is a rapid infection of the entire herd, as well as of any hogs and sheep that may be on the premises. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. It is distinctly a contagious disease and may be brought into a previously healthy herd by one infected animal. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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