contagious  /kənˈteɪʤəs/  adjective

1 : able to be passed from one person or animal to another by touching

  • contagious disease
  • It’s a highly contagious

2 : having a sickness that can be passed to someone else by touching

  • I have a cold and I’m still contagious.
  • I’m sick, but the doctor says I’m not contagious.

3 : capable of being easily spread to others : causing other people to feel or act a similar way

  • She has a contagious
  • contagious enthusiasm/laughter

— contagiously adverb