Associations to the word «Infectious»


INFECTIOUS, adjective. (pathology) (of an illness) Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.
INFECTIOUS, adjective. (pathology) (of a person) Able to infect others.
INFECTIOUS, adjective. (of feelings and behaviour) Spreading quickly from one person to another.
INFECTIOUS, adjective. (informal) Memorable and invoking excitement or interest.
INFECTIOUS BOVINE RHINOTRACHEITIS, noun. A disease of the respiratory tract of cattle caused by the species Bovine herpesvirus 1.

Dictionary definition

INFECTIOUS, adjective. Caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease".
INFECTIOUS, adjective. Easily spread; "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell.
INFECTIOUS, adjective. Of or relating to infection; "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease".

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