Definitions of contagion

  1. any disease easily transmitted by contact Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an incident is which an infectious disease is transmitted Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That which serves as a medium or agency to transmit disease; a virus produced by, or exhalation proceeding from, a diseased person, and capable of reproducing the disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Venom; poison. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The giving of disease to another by direct or indirect contact; an agency, as virus, used to transmit disease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. Contagium. 2. Transmission of an infectious disease by contact, either immediate or mediate, with the sick; one of the modes of infection. 3. The production of a psychopathic state or so-called functional nervous disease through imitation or autosuggestion. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. The process of propagation of disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Transmission of a disease by contact. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Communication of disease by contact; disease so communicated. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The communication of disease, as by contact; pestilence; plague. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The communication of a disease by contact, or by the matter communicated; that which communicates evil from one to another, or propagates mischief; a pestilential influence; poisonous exhalation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The communication of a disease by contact or touch; the subtile or virulent matter proceeding from the bodies of diseased persons imparting the same diseases to others-the latter strictly applies to infection, and the former to contagion; that which propagates evil or mischief. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. kon-t[=a]'jun, n. transmission of a disease from the sick to the healthy, either by direct contact of a part affected with the disease, or through the medium of the excretions or exhalations of the body.--n. CONT[=A]'GIONIST, one who believes that certain diseases are contagious.--adj. CONT[=A]'GIOUS, that may be communicated by contact.--adv. CONT[=A]'GIOUSLY.--ns. CONT[=A]'GIOUSNESS; CONT[=A]'GIUM, the supposed morbific matter by means of which disease spreads.--CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS, a series of laws passed in 1865 and succeeding years for the better regulation of prostitutes in certain seaport and military towns. [L. contagion-em--con, together, tang[)e]re, to touch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Same etymon. The transmission of a disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact. The term has also, been applied, by some, to the action of miasmata arising from dead animal or vegetable matter bogs fens &c., but in this sense it is now abandoned. Contagious diseases are produced either by a virus, capable of causing them by inoculation, as in small-pox, cow-pox, hydrophobia, syphilis, &c. or by miasmata, proceeding from a sick individual, as in plague typhus gravior, and in measles and scarlatina. [?] Scrofula, phthisis pulmonalis, and cancer, have, by some been esteemed contagious but apparently without foundation. Physicians are, indeed, by no means unanimous in deciding what diseases are contagious, and what not. The contagion of plague and typhus especially of the latter is denied by many. It seems probable, that a disease may be contagious under certain circumstances and not under others. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] The communication of disease from one person to another through contact or proximity. na
  20. [Latin] The agency by which such communication is effected na
  21. Communication of disease from body to body; contagious disease; moral corruption; contagious influence (fig.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Communication of disease through mediate or immediate contact. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. The communication of disease from one individual to another by means of direct or mediate contact. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. The material cause or virus of a contagious disease. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. See Miasma. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. [Latin] A touching; —communication of disease by contact; propagation of infectious disease; —that which tends to transmit disease; —act or means of spreading immoral and vicious influence. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. The emission from body to body by which diseases are communicated ; infection, propagation of mischief; pestilence, venomous emanations. Complete Dictionary

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