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contact con·tact (kŏn'tākt')
n.

  1. A coming together or touching, as of bodies or surfaces.

  2. A person recently exposed to a contagious disease, usually through close association with an infected individual.

v. con·tact·ed, con·tact·ing, con·tact·s (kŏn'tākt', kən-tākt')
To bring, be, or come in contact. adj.
  1. Of, sustaining, or making contact.

  2. Caused or transmitted by touching, as a rash.

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