contagious contagious  /kən ˈteɪ dʒəs/


  1. (adj) easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
  2. (adj) (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection


  1. Joseph Vecsey

    Surely Charles Dickens was correct when he famously wrote, "There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as hilarity," which explains why we are experiencing an epidemic of laughter at the Bay Street Theatre this summer. All three plays being presented on the mainstage this summer are comedies, and the theater's Comedy Club is back featuring such stand-up superstars as Paul Reiser ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Sag Harbor Express

  2. Officials: Child has highly contagious bacterial infection

    An Upstate elementary student has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to officials. Anderson School District One says Palmetto Elementary School was notified on Saturday that the student has the serious, highly contagious disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incubation period of pertussis is commonly 7-10 days, with a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WYFF 4 Greenville

  3. Astros report: Starting pitching shows improvement

    During the Astros’ season-high six-game winning streak from May 29 to June 3, first-year manager Bo Porter said winning was contagious for a young club most counted out before the season began. During the Astros’ current four-game winning streak, strong starting pitching has also been contagious. Veteran lefthander Erik Bedard and righty Lucas Harrell combined for 13 strikeouts and just three ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. "We are excited to add Pete as our coach. He brings a great passion for winning and a positive attitude that is contagious," Leiweke said.
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Tod Leiweke Source:

  2. "As a lifelong resident of our city, Michelle's passion for Chicago is contagious and she will be able to share her unique perspective as to why Chicago and its residents are poised to further the Olympic movement across our country and around the...
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Richard M Daley Source: New York Times

  3. Singer Jessica Simpson wrote: "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones."
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Jessica Simpson Source:

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