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Contagious Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • easily diffused or spread as from one person to another; "a contagious grin"
  • of or relating to communicable diseases; "by the road to the contagious hospital"

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Contagious Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents. The disease is caused by the invading agents multiplying. As they multiply, they produce toxins and damage host tissues. Infectious disease, also known as 'transmissible disease' or 'communicable disease', is illness resulting from an infection.

Some infections are caused by different infectious agents at different times. For example, some diarrhea is caused by bacteria. Some is caused by viruses.

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* Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

* Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. - James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

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