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Definition of contagion:

  1. The communication of a disease by contact or touch; the subtile or virulent matter proceeding from the bodies of diseased persons imparting the same diseases to others- the latter strictly applies to infection, and the former to contagion; that which propagates evil or mischief.

Synonyms:

epidemic, transmitting, complaint, sickness, condition, help, correspondence, transmittance, self-expression, discourse, disorder, toxin, interaction, canker, cross-contamination, contagious disease, fester, liaison, venom, transmission system, transmission, cross-infection, antibody, articulation, illness, biosecurity, carrier, infection, defense mechanism, contamination, communication, defense, cross-fertilization, contact, disease, transmittal, candida, virus, ailment.

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