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Contagion

Contagion Meaning & Definition
Contagion Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Contagion?

[n] the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
[n] an incident is which an infectious disease is transmitted
[n] any disease easily transmitted by contact

Synonyms | Synonyms for Contagion: contagious disease | infection | infection | transmission

Related Terms | Find terms related to Contagion:

See Also | communicable disease | communication | Cupid's disease | Cupid's itch | diphtheria | flu | grippe | incident | influenza | measles | morbilli | pox | rubeola | scarlatina | scarlet fever | sexually transmitted disease | social disease | trench mouth | VD | venereal disease | Venus's curse | Vincent's angina | Vincent's infection

Contagion In Webster's Dictionary

\Con*ta"gion\, n. [L. contagio: cf. F. contagion. See {Contact}.] 1. (Med.) The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact. Note: The term has been applied by some to the action of miasmata arising from dead animal or vegetable matter, bogs, fens, etc., but in this sense it is now abandoned. --Dunglison. And will he steal out of his wholesome bed To dare the vile contagion of the night? --Shak. 2. 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. 3. The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm. ``The contagion of example.'' --Eikon Basilike. When lust . . . Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion. --Milton. 4. Venom; poison. [Obs.] ``I'll touch my point with this contagion.'' --Shak. Syn: See {Infection}.

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