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Contagion meaning

contagion - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  2. 2. The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.
  3. 3. That which serves as a medium or agency to transmit disease; a virus produced by, or exhalation proceeding from, a diseased person, and capable of reproducing the disease.
  4. 4. The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm.
  5. 5. Venom; poison.
  6. 6. Communication of disease by contact; disease so communicated.

contagion - examples of usage

  1. The fundamental thought in their work is " character- contagion"; first the contagion of the character of Christ as an influence in the world; second, the contagion of the character of a Christ- like human being among others.
  2. Such work as this it is now doing in a preliminary and fragmentary way; but it needs more men- expert and informing men- to make of its educational contagion the really large and transforming thing that these times demand.
  3. The wells are being looked out for and the pure condition of the water supply being insured from contagion; and the level of education in regard to sanitation is being rapidly lifted.
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