Synonyms of 'catching'
infectiousDictionary, contagious, transferable
There are those who think eczema is catching.
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A communicable disease is one that can be passed on to other people.
communicable diseases such as Ebola
A disease that is contagious can be caught by touching people or things that are infected with it. Compare infectious.
I felt like I had some contagious disease.
Thesaurus for catching from the Collins English Thesaurus
If an illness or a disease is catching , it is easily passed on or given to someone else.