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Infectious meaning

infectious - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. of or relating to infection; " infectious hospital"; " infectious disease"
  2. 2. Having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious air; infectious vices.
  3. 3. Corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing.
  4. 4. Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture.
  5. 5. Capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated; as, infectious mirth.

infectious - examples of usage

  1. These statements will be easily understood if the different infectious diseases in the following pages are studied with reference to the way or ways in which each disease may be contracted. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. If several animals are similarly affected, the disease may have a common cause, which may or may not be of an infectious nature. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The foot- and- mouth disease is very infectious. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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