Contagious

Definition of Contagious

Con`ta´gious
a.1.(Med.) Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.
2.Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.
3.Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.
His genius rendered his courage more contagious.
- Wirt.
The spirit of imitation is contagious.
- Ames.

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