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Synonyms for contagionkənˈteɪ dʒən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contagious disease, contagion(noun)

    any disease easily transmitted by contact

    Synonyms:
    contagion, contagious disease, infection, transmission

  2. infection, contagion, transmission(noun)

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

    Synonyms:
    transmission, contagious disease, transmittance, contagion, transmittal, infection, transmitting, transmission system

  3. contagion, infection(noun)

    the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

    "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

    Synonyms:
    transmission, contagion, contagious disease, infection

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contagion

    Infection is frequently confused with contagion, even by medical men. The best usage now limits contagion to diseases that are transmitted by contact with the diseased person, either directly by touch or indirectly by use of the same articles, by breath, effluvia, etc. Infection is applied to diseases produced by no known or definable influence of one person upon another, but where common climatic, malarious, or other wide-spread conditions are believed to be chiefly instrumental.

    Synonyms:
    infection

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contagion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    infection

  2. contagion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contamination, taint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

infection, spill-over, spillover, spread, transmission, contamination


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