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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted; Any disease easily transmitted by touching.

Usage examples (37)
  • And international response to financial crises is an imperative to limit the contagion of panic and financial losses.
  • A contagion of mirth
  • Also, the euro debt - again, we hear the term contagion - has the possibility of affecting everything economic, not just solar.
  • Nope, the contagion is something else, something vague. for more
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