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Definitions for contagious
kənˈteɪ dʒəscon·ta·gious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contagiousadjective

    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

    "a contagious grin"

  2. catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittableadjective

    (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

Wiktionary

  1. contagiousadjective

    Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.

    The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!

  2. contagiousadjective

    Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.

    Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.

  3. contagiousadjective

    Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.

    They were highly contagious, spreading bacteria to other people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contagiousadjective

    communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease

  2. Contagiousadjective

    conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air

  3. Contagiousadjective

    spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others

Freebase

  1. Contagious

    "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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contagious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contagious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of contagious in a Sentence

  1. William Schaffner:

    Covid-19 is too contagious, we anticipate that this fall will be a great struggle with influenza and, in addition, Covid.

  2. World Athletics:

    Many event organisers have also had to deal with Norovirus and other contagious diseases during the staging of events and this task force will help create guidelines to help reduce the risk of infection.

  3. Jessica Chastain:

    I am happy to stand alongside and march for any minority to have equal rights, but I’m not into anything that incites violence, that magnifies hate, because it becomes contagious… I try to approach my political resistance and my life with hope and love.

  4. Tsinghua University:

    Doctors are all very brave, but this virus is just too contagious ... We can use robots to perform the most dangerous tasks.

  5. Mats Olsson:

    People should be able to detect when someone is contagious.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. motile
    • C. bibulous
    • D. lank

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