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Communicable vs. Contagious

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Communicableadjective

(of a disease) Able to be transmitted between people or animals; contagious or catching.

Contagiousadjective

Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.

‘The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!’;

Communicableadjective

Readily communicated.

Contagiousadjective

Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.

‘Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.’;

Communicableadjective

Talkative or expansive.

Contagiousadjective

Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.

‘They were highly contagious, spreading bacteria to other people.’;

Communicableadjective

Capable of being communicated, or imparted; as, a communicable disease; communicable knowledge.

Contagiousadjective

Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.

Communicableadjective

Communicative; free-speaking.

Contagiousadjective

Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.

Communicableadjective

(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

Contagiousadjective

Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.

‘His genius rendered his courage more contagious.’; ‘The spirit of imitation is contagious.’;

Communicableadjective

readily communicated;

‘communicable ideas’;

Contagiousadjective

of or relating to communicable diseases;

‘by the road to the contagious hospital’;

Contagiousadjective

easily diffused or spread as from one person to another;

‘a contagious grin’;

Contagiousadjective

(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

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