An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicine)
a. contagious
El ébola es muy contagioso, por eso el paciente y toda persona que haya tenido contacto con él están en cuarentena.Ebola is highly contagious, which is why the patient and all the people who had contact with him are in quarantine.
b. infectious
El VIH es una enfermedad contagiosa, pero solo a través de algunos fluidos corporales.HIV is an infectious disease, but only through certain bodily fluids.
c. catching
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Lo siento, John, no puedes ir al cumpleaños. La gripa es contagiosa y no quiero que te enfermes.I'm sorry, John, you can't go to the birthday party. The flu is catching and I don't want you to get sick.
2. (alluring)
a. infectious
La alegría del crío es contagiosa. No hay más que ver la sonrisa de sus padres.The kid's joy is infectious. You can tell by the smile on his parents' face.
b. catchy (song or tune)
No oigas esa canción, es tan contagiosa y no te la podrás sacar de la cabeza.Don't listen that song! It's so catchy and it will get stuck in your head.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enfermedad)
a. contagious, infectious
2. (risa)
a. infectious
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Med) [+enfermedad] contagious; [+enfermo] infected; infectious
2 catching; [+risa] infectious
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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