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catching

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
catch‧ing [not before noun]
1MI an illness that is catching is easily passed to other people [= infectious]
2 an emotion or feeling that is catching spreads quickly among people:
Julia's enthusiasm was catching.

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