Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contagion

3 senses of contagion

Sense 1
contagious disease, contagion -- (any disease easily transmitted by contact)
       => communicable disease -- (a disease that can be communicated from one person to another)

Sense 2
infection, contagion, transmission -- (an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted)
       => incident -- (a single distinct event)

Sense 3
contagion, infection -- (the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry")
       => communication -- (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

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