Contagious Definition

Of or relating to contagion.
American Heritage
Spread by direct or indirect contact; communicable: said of diseases.
Webster's New World
Carrying, or liable to transmit, the causative agent of a contagious disease.
Webster's New World
Capable of transmitting a disease.
The children stayed at home until they were no longer contagious.
American Heritage Medicine
For the care of contagious patients.
Webster's New World

Origin of Contagious

  • From Old French contagieus, from Late Latin contagiosus, from contagio.

    From Wiktionary

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