Synonyms for infectious

Synonyms for (adjective) infectious

Synonyms: infectious

Definition: easily spread

Usage: fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders- Bertrand Russell

Similar words: transmissible, transmittable, catching, communicable, contagious, contractable

Definition: (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection


Similar words: contagious

Definition: easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

Usage: a contagious grin


Similar words: contaminating, corrupting

Definition: that infects or taints


Synonyms: infectious, infective

Definition: caused by infection or capable of causing infection

Usage: viruses and other infective agents; a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease

Similar words: infected, septic

Definition: containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

Usage: a septic sore throat; a septic environment; septic sewage