contagious collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈteɪdʒəs/

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(used about diseases): spreading through touch or through air

Adverbs frequently used with contagious
very: extremely, highly, veryMeasles is a very highly contagious disease.not very: mildlyThis virus is mildly contagious and can be passed on by direct contact with infected surfaces and towels.
Nouns frequently used with contagious
condition, disease, illness, infection, virusContagious diseases such as pneumonia are passed from cage to cage rapidly.

(used about feelings or ideas): spreading quickly among people

Nouns frequently used with contagious
enthusiasm, laughter, passionEven on the phone his ebullience and enthusiasm were highly contagious.
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