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contagious

1. (of a disease) capable of being passed on by direct contact with a diseased individual or by handling clothing, etc., contaminated with the causative agent
2. (of an organism) harbouring or spreading the causative agent of a transmissible disease
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Untouched by the contagious malady himself, nevertheless he would have married her if he had had the slightest inkling of what she contemplated.
There is something contagious in the natural expression of our passions, that insensibly enlists the sympathies of the beholder--and Seymour felt a soft melancholy stealing over him as he gazed, that was but a faint reflection of the tenderness excited in the breast of Charlotte, while she listened to sounds that penetrated to her very soul.
So this is as much as to say, perverse and thieving knave that you are, that you permit yourself to be lacking in respect towards the Auditor of the Châtelet, to the magistrate committed to the popular police of Paris, charged with searching out crimes, delinquencies, and evil conduct; with controlling all trades, and interdicting monopoly; with maintaining the pavements; with debarring the hucksters of chickens, poultry, and water-fowl; of superintending the measuring of fagots and other sorts of wood; of purging the city of mud, and the air of contagious maladies; in a word, with attending continually to public affairs, without wages or hope of salary
Children, too young to comprehend wherefore this woman should be shut out from the sphere of human charities, would creep nigh enough to behold her plying her needle at the cottage-window, or standing in the doorway, or labouring in her little garden, or coming forth along the pathway that led townward, and, discerning the scarlet letter on her breast, would scamper off with a strange contagious fear.
They became the first athletes hit by the contagious bug.
The tax investigation started in 2014 when the pop singer applied to close down her firm, Miss Contagious Limited, with nearly [euro]478,000 in assets.
Echophenomena is the term for contagious movements such as yawns.
Experts at the University of Nottingham have published research that suggests the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex -- an area of the brain responsible for motor function.
Islamabad -- In order to prevent the intending pilgrims from contagious diseases, the vaccination campaign for intending pilgrims will start on Monday (today).
It's Aby Marano-she with the colorful hairstyles and highly contagious energy on the court-was 'first in' in the final lineup of the Philippine national volleyball team.
Scientists have found the first example of contagious emotion in a non-mammal after observing a highly intelligent species of parrot that can crack up its friends.
In "The pros and cons of sick pay schemes: testing for contagious presenteeism and noncontagious absenteeism behavior" (National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 22530, August 2016), authors Stefan Pichler and Nicolas R.