HyperDic: infectious

English > 3 senses of the word infectious:
ADJECTIVEallinfectious, infectivecaused by infection or capable of causing infection
allinfectiouseasily spread
pertinfectiousof or relating to infection
infectious > pronunciation
Soundsihnfeh'kshahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > infectious: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCaused by infection or capable of causing infection.
Synonyminfective
Broaderseptic, infectedContaining or resulting from disease-causing organisms
Spanishinfeccioso
Catalaninfecciós
Nounsinfectionthe pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
English > infectious: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningeasily spread.
Example"fear is exceedingly infectious
Narrowercatching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittable(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
contagiouseasily diffused or spread as from one person to another
corrupting, contaminatingThat infects or taints
Oppositenoninfectiousnot infectious
Spanishcontagioso, infeccioso
Catalaninfecciós
Nounsinfectionthe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
Adverbsinfectiouslyin a contagious manner
English > infectious: 3 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningOf or relating to infection.
Examples
  • "infectious hospital"
  • "infectious disease"
Spanishinfeccioso
Catalaninfecciós
Nounsinfection(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
infectionthe pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

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