Definitions for contagious
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easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
"a contagious grin"
catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittableadjective
(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!
Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.
Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.
Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
They were highly contagious, spreading bacteria to other people.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Infectious; caught by approach; poisonous; pestilential.
Etymology: from contagio, Latin.
That drag the tragick melancholly night,
From their misty jaws
Breathe foul, contagious darkness in the air. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
We sicken soon from her contagious care,
Grieve for her sorrows, groan for her despair. Matthew Prior.
Contagious is a song by The Isley Brothers. It was released as a single from their 2001 album Eternal. The song was written and produced by R. Kelly, who was also featured on the song, and also features vocals by R&B singer Chanté Moore. The video plays as a mini soap opera depicting a man who goes home and finds out his woman has been cheating on him with another man. The song is taken to another level during the breakdown of the song, where the two men, Mr. Biggs and Kelly, meet once again after their previous collaboration on Kelly's 1995 single "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (although they also collaborated on Kelly Price's 1998 single "Friend of Mine"). In the middle of the second verse, Ron Isley goes down memory lane after saying "The down low happened to me all over again"; additionally, the third verse starts with Mr. Biggs asking R. Kelly "What the hell is going on between the sheets in my own home?", reprising their meeting in the Kelly Price song as well as the title of his own hit "Between the Sheets", and R. Kelly accuses Mr. Biggs (who recalls seeing him before) of mistaken identity.
Contagious refers to a disease or condition that can be easily spread from one person to another through direct or indirect contact. It can also refer to a behavior, emotion, or situation that is likely to spread and influence others.
communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease
conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air
spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others
"Contagious" is a song by The Isley Brothers featuring group member Ronald Isley. It was released as a single from their 2001 album Eternal. The song was written and produced by R. Kelly, who was also featured on the song, and also features vocals by R&B singer Chanté Moore. The video plays as a mini soap opera or rap opera, depicting a man who goes home and finds out his woman has been cheating on him with another man. The song is taken to another level during the breakdown of the song, where the two men, Mr. Biggs and Kelly, meet once again after their previous battle on Kelly's 1996 single, "Down Low". In the middle of the second verse, Ron Isley goes down memory lane after saying "The down low happened to me all over again". In the video, there is also a brief clip of the "Down Low" video, shown of Mr. Biggs beating R. Kelly with a sledgehammer. "Contagious" rose to #19 on the pop singles chart and #3 on the R&B singles chart and made the Isleys the first band to score a hit in six consecutive decades on Billboard's Hot 100. The breakthrough helped their 2001 album Eternal go double platinum. In 2002 the song won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo.
The numerical value of contagious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of contagious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
There is nothing more contagious on this planet than enthusiasm.
Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
I think a lot of things in this game are contagious — hitting’s contagious, defense is contagious and I think pitching is, too, somebody goes out and has a good outing and the next guy wants to follow it up. I think we’re seeing some of that. Hopefully it’s a wave we can continue to ride. It’s been fun to be a part of.
In the case of contagious illness, the spread of the illness to co-workers and customers or clients is an obvious concern, on the other hand, if illness is neither contagious nor debilitating, it might be self-affirming for people to go to work when not perfectly fit.
So it's very contagious -- a very contagious disease -- and if one child comes to a camp with the measles virus and can spread it, then it puts the other children at risk, you're not going to send them to summer camp without sunscreen.
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- заразителен, заразенBulgarian
- tarttuva, tartuntavaarallinenFinnish
- contagioso, infettivoItalian
- aanstekelijk, besmettelijkDutch
- contagiante, contagiosoPortuguese
- molipsitor, contagiosRomanian
- заразительный, заразныйRussian
- smittsam, smittbärandeSwedish
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