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From Old French contagieus, from Late Latin contagiosus, from contagio.

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contagious (comparative more contagious, superlative most contagious)

  1. Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
    The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!
  2. Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.
    Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.
  3. Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
    They were highly contagious, spreading bacteria to other people.

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