AskDefine | Define contagion

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1 any disease easily transmitted by contact [syn: contagious disease]
2 an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted [syn: infection, transmission]
3 the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry" [syn: infection]

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  1. A disease spread by contact
  2. The spread or transmission of such a disease
  3. The spread of anything harmful, as if it were such a disease



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