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

 

Hyponyms: influenza, flu, grippe, measles, rubeola, morbilli, diphtheria, scarlet fever, scarlatina, pox, Vincent's angina, Vincent's infection, trench mouth, venereal disease, VD, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, sexually transmitted disease

 

Derivational Morphology: infect, convey, transmit, communicate

 

Anagrams: cognation

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: besmetting   Finnish: tartunta  
French: contagion   German: Ansteckung  
Greek: μεταδοτική ασθένεια   Hungarian: ragály  
Ido: kontagio   Italian: contagio  
Japanese: 伝染   Korean: 감염  
Latin: contagio   Polish: zarażenie  
Portuguese: contágio   Romanian: contagiune  
Russian: инфекция   Spanish: contagio  
Turkish: salgın  
 
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