HyperDic: contagion

English > 3 senses of the word contagion:
NOUNstatecontagion, contagious diseaseany disease easily transmitted by contact
eventcontagion, infection, transmissionan incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
communicationcontagion, infectionthe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
contagion > pronunciation
Soundskahntey'jhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > contagion: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny disease easily transmitted by contact.
Synonymcontagious disease
NarrowerVincent's angina, Vincent's infection, trench mouthAn acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
diphtheriaAcute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae
influenza, flu, grippeAn acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
measles, rubeola, morbilliAn acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash
poxA contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
scarlet fever, scarlatinaAn acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
venereal disease, VD, venereal infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, STDA communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
Broadercommunicable diseaseA disease that can be communicated from one person to another
Spanishcontagiosidad, enfermedad contagiosa, enfermedad transmisible
Catalanmalaltia contagiosa
Adjectivescontagious(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
English > contagion: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.
Synonymsinfection, transmission
BroaderincidentA single distinct event
Spanishcontagio, infección
Catalancontagi, infecció
Adjectivescontagious(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
English > contagion: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people.
Example"a contagion of mirth"
Synonyminfection
BroadercommunicationSomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
Adjectivescontagiouseasily diffused or spread as from one person to another

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