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Definition of Contagion


  1. The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.
  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.
  4. Venom; poison.
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Contagion Translations

contagion in German is Ansteckung {f}
contagion in Latin is contagio contagium
contagion in Norwegian is smitte
contagion in Spanish is contagio
contagion in Swedish is smitta