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infectious

view main entry for infectiousadjective  /ɪnˈfekʃəs/
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infectiously

adverb

infectiousness

noun [uncountable]
infectiousness noun [uncountable]Words used to describe illnesses, diseases and medical conditions: acute, advanced, asymptomatic, autoimmune, bariatric, benign, catching, chronic, clinical, communicableInfection and fighting infection: antibody, biosecurity, candida, carrier, contagion, cross-contamination, cross-infection, defense, defense mechanism, festerGeneral words used to describe emotions: acutely, affective, basic, bitter, blind, burning, casual, deep, deep-seated, depth

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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