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Definitions for infectious
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"


  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.

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


  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."


  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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  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. Michael Ryan:

    That one case has generated over 360 contacts - which is a large number of contacts for any case. We know that person was highly infectious at the moment of death. That is why we are so concerned.

  2. John Wiesman:

    We don't believe you are infectious until you have symptoms.

  3. Mark Woolhouse:

    This makes it difficult to precisely assess the impact of school closures on the wider spread of Covid-19, using a mathematical model the authors show that even under the most pessimistic assumption that young people are fully infectious then school closures could still have substantially less impact on the epidemic than they would for influenza-like infections.

  4. Godri Pollitt:

    We want to go a step before that and be able to start thinking about, do we need more infectious control measures in place, do we need less people in this space? Do we need more ventilation? and also thinking about if people are at a potential risk for being infected? If we detect it within the air, there’s a good chance that maybe those people are at risk and should be quarantining.

  5. Jenny Harries:

    As we've seen in previous cases, we have well-established and robust infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease and these will be strictly followed to minimize the risk of transmission.

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. articulate
    • B. ectomorphic
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. foreordained

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