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ɪnˈfɛk ʃəsin·fec·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infectious, infectiveadjective

    caused by infection or capable of causing infection

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

  2. infectiousadjective

    easily spread

    "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell

  3. infectiousadjective

    of or relating to infection

    "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease"

Wiktionary

  1. infectiousadjective

    Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.

  2. infectiousadjective

    Able to infect others.

    Despite feeling better, the patient is still infectious.

  3. infectiousadjective

    Spreading quickly from one person to another.

    Her enthusiasm for work can be really infectious.

  4. infectiousadjective

    Memorable and invoking excitement or interest.

    Pop music is more infectious than elevator music.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Infectiousadjective

    Contagious; influencing by communicated qualities.

    Etymology: from infect.

    The most infectious pestilence upon thee! William Shakespeare.

    In a house,
    Where the infectious pestilence did reign. William Shakespeare.

    Some known diseases are infectious, and others are not: those that are infectious are such as are chiefly in the spirits, and not so much in the humours, and therefore pass easily from body to body; such as pestilences and lippitudes. Francis Bacon.

    Smells may have as much power to do good as to do harm, and contribute to health as well as to diseases; which is too much felt by experience in all that are infectious, and by the operation of some poisons, that are received only by the smell. William Temple.

Wikipedia

  1. infectious

    An infection is the invasion of tissues by pathogens, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agent and the toxins they produce. An infectious disease, also known as a transmissible disease or communicable disease, is an illness resulting from an infection. Infections can be caused by a wide range of pathogens, most prominently bacteria and viruses. Hosts can fight infections using their immune system. Mammalian hosts react to infections with an innate response, often involving inflammation, followed by an adaptive response. Specific medications used to treat infections include antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, antiprotozoals, and antihelminthics. Infectious diseases resulted in 9.2 million deaths in 2013 (about 17% of all deaths). The branch of medicine that focuses on infections is referred to as infectious disease.

ChatGPT

  1. infectious

    Infectious refers to a disease or condition that can be spread directly or indirectly from one person or organism to another through contact, air, or by means of a vector. It could also refer to a substance that contains or carries pathogenic agents or germs, which upon contact can cause infection or disease. More broadly, it can describe the capability or tendency of something or someone to influence, impact, or spread quickly and widely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infectiousadjective

    having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious air; infectious vices

  2. Infectiousadjective

    corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing

  3. Infectiousadjective

    contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture

  4. Infectiousadjective

    capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated; as, infectious mirth

Wikidata

  1. Infectious

    Infectious is the fourth album of the third wave ska/funk/pop band Suburban Legends. It was released on July 29, 2007 at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California and is made available for sale at the band's website. The album was revealed in early July via videos showing the recording process on the band's YouTube account. Later in the month, the album was officially announced and "All Around the World," "Win a Date," and "Infectious" debuted on the Suburban Legends MySpace page. The songs "Bed of Roses" and "You Told Me That" were previously released on the band's Japan-only release, Dance Like Nobody's Watching: Tokyo Nights. In transitioning back to its original ska sound in the months leading up to its 2012 album, Day Job, the band began performing a ska punk version of "So Fine."

CrunchBase

  1. Infectious

    Infectious creates and sells art for your stuff. Think of it as adhesive self expression for iPods, iPhones, laptops, walls and cars. Our art is made of a durable and easy-to-remove 3M vinyl material. It has special “comply” cross-hatch channels so that you can push out any air bubbles really easily. They are easy to apply and easy to remove, allowing you to update your art whenever you want.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infectious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infectious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of infectious in a Sentence

  1. Sam McConkey:

    The new viral variants are just intrinsically more infectious than the old strains.

  2. Jim Smith:

    Mark Rupp said. The virus is blamed for more than 6.5 million confirmed infections and 195,000 deaths in the U.S., by far the highest totals of any country, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University. While case numbers have fallen from a peak average of 67,000 new infections per day in late July to about 36,000 now, the numbers remain staggeringly high. Deaths are running at about 750 a day, down from a peak of over 2,200 in late April. In recent days, Mississippi has allowed restaurants to expand their customer capacity to 75 %. New Jersey reopened gyms and indoor dining at restaurants, though with limited capacity. Michigans governor allowed gyms to reopen and organized sports to resume. County commissioners in Pinellas County, Fla., on Thursday are set to discuss whether to repeal their mask ordinance. While some Americans may see such things as a welcome step closer to normal, public health experts warn the U.S. is setting itself up for failure — again. ( iStock) Public health experts noted that it is safe to resume certain activities in communities where there are low levels of infection. The nations top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, appeared via video at Vermont Gov. Phil Scotts virus briefing Tuesday and praised the states response and its steps to reopen safely. Anthony Fauci chalked it up to Vermonts emphasis on wearing masks, avoiding crowds and taking other simple precautions. But elsewhere, experts said, case counts are too high to resume higher-risk activities, such as going to bars, gyms, theaters and stadiums, participating in close contact sports or eating inside a restaurant. In most communities in Florida, bars were allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity on Monday, while keeping some precautions in place. But Floridas three biggest counties Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are keeping their bars closed because of high case numbers. Even in places where drinking establishments have been given the OK to reopen, some owners and customers alike are hesitant. At The Leon Pub, a smoky bar a mile up the road from Floridas Capitol in Tallahassee, the Monday night crowd was sparse, as Leon Pub has been for much of the long, oppressive summer. Leon Pub been crickets and tumbleweeds, said bartender Lauren Bryant. Among the few there were Allie Preston and her husband. Weve been cooped up for a while. It was nice to have normalcy, she said. Florida bars were shuttered on St. Patricks Day in March, allowed to reopen in June, then ordered closed again about two weeks later as virus cases surged. Leon Pub was allowed to reopen in July because it had a restaurant license. Jim Smith, owner of Poor Pauls Pourhouse in Tallahassee, intends to keep Jim Smith place closed until the outbreak is over. I miss going to work every day. I miss seeing the customers and employees.

  3. Georges Benjamin:

    As this goes on, who gets exposed changes. Everybody else is vaccinated, they don't get infected, so now we're seeing, at least statistically, the people who are getting infected changing, add to the fact that we have this new virus, and this new virus is going to do a couple of things. One, it's clearly much more infectious than the other viruses, and it's going to hit the ones who are most vulnerable.

  4. Infectious Diseases Society of America:

    This pandemic has demonstrated that neither national boundaries nor political positions can protect us from the spread of an infectious disease.

  5. White House:

    This total also includes $1 billion to prevent, prepare for, and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks.

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