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infectious

1. (of a disease) capable of being transmitted
2. (of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
3. causing or transmitting infection
4. International law
a. tainting or capable of tainting with illegality
b. rendering liable to seizure or forfeiture

infectious

[in′fek·shəs]
(medicine)
Caused by infection.
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When describing his contribution to Aichi 2005, Kiyonori Kikutake displays an infectiously youthful enthusiasm, and is clearly proud of his Global Loop; the elevated boardwalk that twists its way through the site.
On Useless TV's Gaelic Games magazine, he and co-host Adrian Logan are infectiously passionate about the sports, but the talking heads format is a little stale.
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For sheer feel-good confirmation of the indie spirit, Sundance offered nothing more infectiously bracing than two documentaries about underclass urban subcultural vitality: Stacy Peralto's Dogtown and Z-Boys, about skateboarding's most innovative and influential teenage crew, and Doug Pray's Scratch, about the history and musical vitality of hands-on-vinyl hip-hop or "turntableism.
To a commissioned score by Diego Dall, Godani creates an infectiously energetic group piece that impressively marshals the dancers into playful squads, and shows off their obvious delight in the challenges posed to them.
This is an infectiously enthusiastic and widely researched cornucopia of a book, whose author is well-matched to her subject.
Pablo Tapay Bautista hijacks vintage airline-safety demo films in his infectiously campy, safe-sex video Fly That Friendly Sky, 1992, which employs towering Asian drag stewardresses with names like Miss La Toy R Us to demonstrate safer ways with latex.
On the phone, however, he came off as an infectiously likable guy who kept calling me "Brother.
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The show did lull in the middle when Ezra took on a number of acoustic songs without his threepiece band, but the the infectiously catchy Budapest came at the perfect time before he brought the curtain down with an incredible cover of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna' Have Fun and his new single Do You Hear The Rain?