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infectious

Saltos de línea: in|fec¦tious
Pronunciación: /ɪnˈfɛkʃəs
 
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Definición de infectious en inglés:

adjetivo

1(Of a disease or disease-causing organism) liable to be transmitted to people, organisms, etc. through the environment: outbreaks of infectious diseases was polyneuritis infectious? a highly infectious virus
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • However, conjunctivitis caused by the common cold is very infectious and can spread rapidly between people.
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome is highly infectious and potentially lethal.
  • Glandular fever is an infectious illness that causes swelling of the lymph nodes.
Sinónimos
1.1Liable to spread infection: the dogs may still be infectious
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Dutch botanist Martinus Bijerinck called this infectious fluid contagium vivum fluidum.
  • She was misdiagnosed with gastro-enteritis, and transferred to Castle Hill because it was felt she was infectious.
  • By the way, colds spread through touching infectious surfaces or inhaling viruses.
Sinónimos
poisonous, toxic, noxious
2Likely to spread or influence others in a rapid manner: a loud infectious laugh her enthusiasm is infectious
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The problem is once you fall for the guy with the infectious laugh or the girl that takes your breath away, you have to get them to notice you.
  • He had a wonderful sense of humour and an infectious, hearty laugh.
  • It does make you an energetic person, and one who has an infectious and personable manner.
Sinónimos

Uso

On the differences in meaning between infectious and contagious, see contagious (usage).

Derivados

infectiously

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • At the same time, a European-derived painting style called Neo-Expressionism proved to be infectiously popular amongst the Art Institute students.
  • Though markedly different, both have strong elements of dance, which had the conductor almost pirouetting on the rostrum, thus coaxing infectiously springing rhythms from his colleagues.
  • Churchill's infectiously ebullient personality had served his government and his country well in the First World War as well as the Second.

infectiousness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • An overwhelming majority of persons living with HIV infection do not get detected and remain unknowing of their potential illness and infectiousness to others.
  • If one takes these vibrios and cultivates them on nutritional media in the lab, or uses them to infect animal models, their infectiousness declines rapidly.
  • Perhaps this is why the film is best seen in a crowded theatre, where the infectiousness of cathartic emotion can have full play.

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