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Synonyms for contagion
kənˈteɪ dʒəncon·ta·gion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contagion

    Infection is frequently confused with contagion, even by medical men. The best usage now limits contagion to diseases that are transmitted by contact with the diseased person, either directly by touch or indirectly by use of the same articles, by breath, effluvia, etc. Infection is applied to diseases produced by no known or definable influence of one person upon another, but where common climatic, malarious, or other wide-spread conditions are believed to be chiefly instrumental.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contagious disease, contagionnoun

    any disease easily transmitted by contact

    contagious disease, infection, transmission

  2. infection, contagion, transmissionnoun

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

    transmission, contagious disease, transmittance, transmittal, infection, transmitting, transmission system

  3. contagion, infectionnoun

    the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

    "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

    transmission, contagious disease, infection

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  1. contagionnoun


  2. contagionnoun

    contamination, taint

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contagionnoun

    virus, infection, contagium

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  1. Chief Executive Geoff Drabble:

    People are trying to make an awful lot more out of the contagion of oil and gas and pressure of energy prices, I think its massively overdone as witnessed by these results, (In construction) we're seeing lots of projects continuing to start.

  2. Melody Gardot:

    We all worry about contagion now, but a smile is one of the contagious issues that I would like to have, it can make us feel a little more connected despite what is going on. We cannot touch each other, we cannot travel, this is kind of a postcard.

  3. Ilan Solot:

    This is brinkmanship. In the end, everybody will probably be sensible but there's a risk of a policy mistake. Part of the problem is both sides feel emboldened, greece is in a better economic situation than it was before ... and the government has a strong mandate from the people to change. But the EU is emboldened too because there are a lot more backstops than before, the ESM (European Stability Mechanism) is in place, and you can see the contagion is so much smaller. Spanish and Italian yields hardly moved in this crisis.

  4. Luca Mezzomo:

    A new Greek crisis would inevitably lead to temporary tensions on other EA (euro area) issuers, however, the risk of contagion is now very limited.

  5. Joshua Coleman:

    Many people have a powerful need and desire to be with family during the holidays. This is both for the companionship and to provide support, that reality may short out their capacity to appropriately weigh that desire against the risk of contagion. In addition, Contemporary Families're used to associating contagious diseases with the demonstration of obvious symptoms or distress. So the absence of those may also cause people to ignore the very real dangers of potential infection.

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