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"Evidently, of an infectious fever as your Eminence so well says," he replied.

As the doctor declared it not infectious, I was allowed to nurse him.

The laugh was so infectious that even Brown was obliged to smile.

It automatically cleanses the wound of any infectious matter.

Her happiness was infectious, and Sarah turned to her visitor with an amused smile.

Sheets may be wet with this and hung at the doors in case of infectious diseases.

Harry's laughter boomed again, in a way that was infectious.

There was an infectious courage and cheeriness about Patricia's words.

For two hours he held them in the spell of his infectious deviltries.

It must not be neglected, ever so little; but the enthusiasm of the boy with her was infectious.

WORD ORIGIN

"catching, having the quality of spreading from person to person," 1540s of diseases, 1610s of emotions, actions, etc.; see infect + -ous.

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