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Definition 1: easily spread - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where infectious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders

(infectious is similar to ...) (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

(infectious is similar to ...) easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

"a contagious grin"

(infectious is similar to ...) that infects or taints

Definition 2: of or relating to infection - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where infectious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • infectious hospital
  • infectious disease

Definition 3: caused by infection or capable of causing infection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where infectious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • viruses and other infective agents
  • a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease

Synonyms for infectious in the sense of this definition

(infectious is similar to ...) containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

"a septic sore throat" "a septic environment" "septic sewage"

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