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Definitions of contagion

  1. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Venom; poison. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. Transmission of a disease by contact. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Communication of disease by contact; disease so communicated. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The communication of disease, as by contact; pestilence; plague. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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Usage examples for contagion

  1. The conception of things inquired into seems never to move him to interest, though one is forced to believe that once, at least, he has narrowly escaped the contagion of a great scene. – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  2. Contagion leprosy, plague, are not so much shunned. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
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