Meaning of contagious

con•ta•gious

Pronunciation: (kun-tā'jus), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object: contagious diseases.
  2. carrying or spreading a contagious disease.
  3. tending to spread from person to person: contagious laughter.
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