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Infectious vs. Catching

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Infectiousadjective

Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.

‘Cancer is not infectious.’; ‘More infectious diseases like the flu are usually less potent.’;

Catchingadjective

(informal) contagious

Infectiousadjective

Able to infect others.

‘Despite feeling better, the patient is still infectious.’;

Catchingadjective

captivating; alluring; catchy

Infectiousadjective

(of feelings and behaviour) Spreading quickly from one person to another.

‘Her enthusiasm for work can be really infectious.’;

Catchingnoun

The action of the verb catch.

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Infectiousadjective

(informal) Memorable and invoking excitement or interest.

‘Pop music is more infectious than elevator music.’;

Catchingadjective

Infectious; contagious.

Infectiousadjective

Having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious water; infectious vices.

‘Where the infectious pestilence.’;

Catchingadjective

Captivating; alluring.

Infectiousadjective

Corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing.

‘It [the court] is necessary for the polishing of manners . . . but it is infectious even to the best morals to live always in it.’;

Catchingnoun

The act of seizing or taking hold of.

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Infectiousadjective

Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture.

‘Contraband articles are said to be of an infectious nature.’;

Catchingnoun

(baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

Infectiousadjective

Capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated; as, infectious mirth.

‘The laughter was so genuine as to be infectious.’;

Catchingnoun

the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Infectiousadjective

caused by infection or capable of causing infection;

‘viruses and other infective agents’; ‘a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease’;

Catchingnoun

becoming infected;

‘catching cold is sometimes unavoidable’; ‘the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic’;

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Infectiousadjective

easily spread;

‘fear is exceedlingly infectious; children catch it from their elders’;

Catchingadjective

(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

Infectiousadjective

of or relating to infection;

‘infectious hospital’; ‘infectious disease’;

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