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Definition of Contagion

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.

Contagion Quotations

Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion. - Thornton Wilder
Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
Thornton Wilder

Fear and euphoria are dominant forces, and fear is many multiples the size of euphoria. Bubbles go up very slowly as euphoria builds. Then fear hits, and it comes down very sharply. When I started to look at that, I was sort of intellectually shocked. Contagion is the critical phenomenon which causes the thing to fall apart.
Alan Greenspan

War is a contagion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Henri Frederic Amiel

I remember my wife wanted me to go see 'Contagion,' and I was like, 'Oh my God, why would I want to see that movie?' I mean, I'll just have nightmares and it will freak me out. It turned out that I really enjoyed it; I thought it was very well done.
Steve Carell
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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
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