contagion: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kun-tā'jun), [key]
- the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact.
- a disease so communicated.
- the medium by which a contagious disease is transmitted.
- harmful or undesirable contact or influence.
- the ready transmission or spread as of an idea or emotion from person to person: a contagion of fear.
- contagion (Thesaurus)