Translation of infectious in Spanish:

infectious

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfekʃəs/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Medicine/Medicina] [disease] infeccioso, contagioso is she still infectious? ¿aún es contagioso lo que tiene?
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    • 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.
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    • 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] contagioso; [rhythm] pegadizo, pegajoso (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata)
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.