US: /kənˈteɪdʒəs/
UK: /kəntˈe‍ɪd‍ʒəs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

contagious /kən'teidʤəs/
  • tính từ
    • lây ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
      • a contagious disease: bệnh lây
      • contagious laughter: cái cười lây
      • contagious gloom: nỗi buồn lây

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 a contagious disease spreads by people touching each other: Scarlet fever is highly contagious. + (figurative) His enthusiasm was contagious (= spread quickly to other people). + a contagious laugh
2 [not usually before noun] if a person is contagious, they have a disease that can be spread to other people by touch
contagiously adverb

Collocation dictionary


be, prove
The new disease proved contagious.


highly, very
Enthusiasm is highly contagious.

Concise English dictionary

+easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
+(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection