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infectious
American English: /ɪnˈfɛkʃəs/
British English: /ɪnˈfɛkʃəs/

Translation of infectious in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (Medicine) is she still infectious?
    ¿aún es contagioso lo que tiene?
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2
    (laughter/gaiety/enthusiasm)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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