Definition of 'infectious'
Video: pronunciation of 'infectious'
Example sentences containing 'infectious'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The highly infectious disease was thought to have been virtually wiped out here by the vaccine. The Sun (2016)Equally foreign to these parts are his sideline antics and infectious enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)America must wait and wonder whether the new president will make infectious diseases great again. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His enthusiasm is utterly infectious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)LONDON Zoo has shut down its bird enclosures amid fears they could catch a highly infectious strain of avian flu. The Sun (2016)He was a warm, big-hearted man with an infectious laugh and a smile that would light up the room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's good the enthusiasm is infectious as the overly polished, shallow action misses the point and rings hollow. The Sun (2017)We have forgotten how important enforced isolation is in the control of infectious disease. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is highly infectious and is lethal in more than half of all cases. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They love being with him and bathing themselves in his sense of fun and that infectious laugh. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)These all flourish as a result of his infectious enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We will miss both her and her infectious smile. The Sun (2007)You find fun in the unlikeliest of places and your laughter is infectious. The Sun (2015)It is also proof that enthusiasm is a highly infectious disease. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She is hilarious with such an infectious laugh. The Sun (2013)His enthusiasm is infectious and while verging on the evangelical he is no maverick loner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She had an enigmatic smile and an infectious giggle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Poor sanitation always leads to the spread of disease and to deaths from infectious diseases. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Her infectious laugh was guaranteed to brighten your day. The Sun (2011)He tells them this with laughter and infectious enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He gives one of his infectious laughs and shrugs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had an easy charm and an infectious enthusiasm for people and places. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His brother officers loved him dearly and we will remember him for his infectious smile and wicked sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Protection zones were set up and cattle culled within hours as a precaution after displaying symptoms of the highly infectious disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then she bursts into infectious laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is highly infectious and is spread when an infected person coughs and sheds the bacteria which is then inhaled by another. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our world will be a bleaker place without him, his infectious laughter and fantastic sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's like an infectious disease they've all caught. The Glasgow Girls (1994)Think how infectious laughter is - no matter that you "know not why "- it is a subconscious reaction to humour. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)
Trends of 'infectious'
In Common Usage. infectious is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'infectious'
British English: infectious /ɪnˈfɛkʃəs/ ADJECTIVE
If you have an infectious disease, people near you can catch it from you.
...infectious diseases such as measles.
- American English: infectious
- Arabic: مُعِدٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: infeccioso
- Chinese: 有传染性的
- Croatian: zarazan
- Czech: infekční
- Danish: smitsom
- Dutch: besmettelijk
- European Spanish: infeccioso
- Finnish: tarttuva
- French: infectieux
- German: ansteckend
- Greek: μολυσματικός
- Italian: infettivo
- Japanese: 感染性の
- Korean: 전염성인
- Norwegian: smittsom
- Polish: zakaźny
- European Portuguese: infecioso
- Romanian: infecțios
- Russian: инфекционный
- Spanish: infeccioso
- Swedish: smittsam
- Thai: ติดเชื้อ
- Turkish: bulaşıcı
- Ukrainian: інфекційний
- Vietnamese: lây nhiễm
Nearby words of 'infectious'
Definition of infectious from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.