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Synonyms for infectious
ɪnˈfɛk ʃəsin·fec·tious

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Wiktionary2.3 / 10 votes

  1. infectiousadjective

    Able to infect others.

    Despite feeling better, the patient is still infectious.


  2. infectiousadjective

    Spreading quickly from one person to another.

    Her enthusiasm for work can be really infectious.


  3. infectiousadjective

    catching, contagious

  4. infectiousadjective

    catchy, contagious

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. infectious, infectiveadjective

    caused by infection or capable of causing infection

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

    infective, morbific, pathogenic

    nontransmissible, noncommunicable, noncontagious, noninfectious, antiseptic

  2. infectiousadjective

    easily spread

    "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell


    antiseptic, noninfectious, nontransmissible, noncontagious, noncommunicable

  3. infectiousadjective

    of or relating to infection

    "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease"


    antiseptic, noncontagious, noninfectious, nontransmissible, noncommunicable

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. infectiousadjective

    contagious, pestilential, pestiferous, catching

  2. infectiousadjective

    contaminating, corrupting, vitiating, poisoning, defiling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 2 votes

  1. infectiousadjective

    contagious, pestiferous, epidemic, vitiating

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  1. Doreen Addrizzo-Harris:

    There’s probably a combination of genetics— we know that it’s higher in family members who have family members with the disease— [and] the environment and possibly infectious ediologies.

  2. Gyeonggi Province:

    Such information should only be used for crises like infectious diseases, but thankfully our people understand that it is inevitable in battling the pandemic.

  3. Walt Frazier:

    He was effervescent, gregarious, with an infectious personality not only endearing to his teammates but the Knicks Nation as well.

  4. Bill Hanage:

    We've only ever really eradicated smallpox and if it weren't for a couple of further interventions beyond vaccines, even that could still have been with us, most people who know anything about infectious disease don't think total eradication is possible.

  5. Yoshiyuki Sugishita:

    We do not have a legal tool to force (hospitals to take patients), but even if we did, I don't think we should make such a request to hospitals that are not prepared for infectious diseases.

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