What does the word contagious mean?

Usage examples for contagious

  1. " Tell me one thing," he said; " is it contagious? – The Tracer of Lost Persons by 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 by 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 by Francis M. Walters, A.M.