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con·ta·gion

 (kən-tā′jən)
n.
1.
a. Disease transmission by direct or indirect contact.
b. A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.
c. The direct cause, such as a bacterium or virus, of a communicable disease.
2. Psychology The spread of a behavior pattern, attitude, or emotion from person to person or group to group through suggestion, propaganda, rumor, or imitation.
3. A harmful, corrupting influence: feared that violence on television was a contagion affecting young viewers.
4. The tendency to spread, as of a doctrine, influence, or emotional state.

[Middle English contagioun, from Latin contāgiō, contāgiōn-, from contingere, contāct-, to touch; see contact.]

contagion

(kənˈteɪdʒən)
n
1. (Pathology) the transmission of disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact
2. (Pathology) a contagious disease
3. (Pathology) another name for contagium
4. a corrupting or harmful influence that tends to spread; pollutant
5. the spreading of an emotional or mental state among a number of people: the contagion of mirth.
[C14: from Latin contāgiō a touching, infection, from contingere; see contact]

con•ta•gion

(kənˈteɪ dʒən)

n.
1. the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact.
2. a disease so communicated.
3. the medium by which a contagious disease is transmitted.
4. harmful or undesirable contact or influence.
5. the ready transmission or spread of an idea, emotion, etc.: the contagion of fear.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin contāgiō contact, infection]
con•ta′gioned, adj.

con·ta·gion

(kən-tā′jən)
1. The transmission of disease resulting from contact between individuals: Lack of sanitary conditions may lead to widespread contagion.
2. A disease that is transmitted in this way: The flu is a common contagion of the winter months.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contagion - any disease easily transmitted by contact
communicable disease - a disease that can be communicated from one person to another
flu, grippe, influenza - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
measles, morbilli, rubeola - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
diphtheria - acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
scarlatina, scarlet fever - an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
trench mouth, Vincent's angina, Vincent's infection - an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
2.contagion - an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
incident - a single distinct event
3.contagion - the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

contagion

noun
1. contamination, infection, corruption, pollution, taint They have been reluctant to admit AIDS patients because of unfounded fears of contagion.
2. spread, spreading, communication, passage, proliferation, diffusion, transference, dissemination, dispersal, transmittal He continues to isolate his country from the contagion of foreign ideas.
Related words
fear misophobia

contagion

noun
Anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal:
Translations
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smitte
tartunta
fertőzésragály
smitun
bulaşmageçmesalgın

contagion

[kənˈteɪdʒən] Ncontagio m

contagion

[kənˈteɪdʒən] n
(= spread of disease) → contagion f
(pejorative) (= harmful influence) [ideas, attitudes] → contagion f

contagion

n (= contact)Ansteckung f; (= disease)Ansteckungskrankheit f; (= epidemic)Seuche f (also fig); (fig: = spreading influence) → schädlicher Einfluss

contagion

[kənˈteɪdʒn] n (Med) (frm) → contagio

contagious

(kənˈteidʒəs) adjective
spreading from one person to another by physical contact. Is that skin disease contagious?
conˈtagion noun
an infection.

con·ta·gion

n. contagio, transmisión de una enfermedad por contacto.
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