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contagion

  

      n  
1    the transmission of disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact  
2    a contagious disease  
3       another name for       contagium  
4    a corrupting or harmful influence that tends to spread; pollutant  
5    the spreading of an emotional or mental state among a number of people  
the contagion of mirth     
     (C14: from Latin contagio a touching, infection, from contingere; see contact)  


behavioural contagion  
      n   the spread of a particular type of behaviour, such as crying, through a crowd or group of people  
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contagion

  
1    contamination, corruption, infection, pestilence, plague, pollution, taint  
2    communication, passage, spread, transference, transmittal  

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