Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Transmissible, as a disease; catching; spreading; pestilential.

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Usage examples "contagious":

  1. " Tell me one thing," he said; " is it contagious? - "The Tracer of Lost Persons", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. 35. Yea, as his body doth decay By a contagious grief, So his poor soul doth faint away Without hope or relief. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. Among the infectious diseases are some that are quite directly and quickly conveyed from person to person and to these the term contagious is applied. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..