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Origin of contagious
synonym study for contagious
OTHER WORDS FROM contagious
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contagiouscontagious , infectious (see synonym study at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for contagious
The last several years have been terrible for measles, the highly contagious — and vaccine-preventable — childhood disease.2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse.|Julia Belluz|November 12, 2020|Vox
From surprise pregnancy announcements on Instagram to glam photo shoots starring their gorgeous baby bumps, these celebrity moms’ pregnancy glow was contagious in 2020.These Celebrity Women Were Pregnant and Glowing In 2020|Charli Penn|October 9, 2020|Essence.com
What’s more, Woloshin said, the tests only tell you if you have the virus — not whether or when you are contagious.Take Negative COVID-19 Tests Seriously, But Not Literally|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
An anti-chytrid microbe so acquired could be like a vaccine that’s contagious.When Evolution Is Infectious - Issue 90: Something Green|Moises Velasquez-Manoff|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
Its earliest origins, which probably date back to 16th-century China or possibly slightly later in India, involve the use of contagious fluids from smallpox victims to protect from future infection.
Mead most satisfactorily combats the opinions of the French physicians who maintained the non-contagiousness of the Plague.
In recent years the fact of its exhibiting a family tendency has been thought as much suggestive of contagiousness as of heredity.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The contagiousness of whooping cough continues about two months, or ceases before that time with the cessation of the cough.
Medical opinion in 1833 was decidedly adverse to the contagiousness of influenza.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Now that we know its contagiousness, however, it is comparatively easy to explain its occurrence in families.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for contagious
Derived forms of contagiouscontagiously, adverbcontagiousness, noun
Medical definitions for contagious
Other words from contagiouscon•ta′gious•ness n.
Scientific definitions for contagious
A contagious disease is one that can be transmitted from one living being to another through direct or indirect contact. Thus the flu, which can be transmitted by coughing, and cholera, which is often acquired by drinking contaminated water, are contagious diseases. Although infectious is also used to refer to such diseases, it has a slightly different meaning in that it refers to diseases caused by infectious agents-agents such as viruses and bacteria that are not normally present in the body and can cause an infection. While the notion of contagiousness goes back to ancient times, the idea of infectious diseases is more modern, coming from the germ theory of disease, which was not proposed until the later nineteenth century. Contagious and infectious are also used to refer to people who have communicable diseases at a stage at which transmission to others is likely.