Origin of contagion
Examples from the Web for contagion
In addition, the protests had been largely contained to very specific areas and the fear of contagion never materialized.
As scary as contagion can seem, nobody should be panicking, no matter which virus happens to be making the headlines.
Further, the contagion effect of suicide and the resultant attention to it is a well-documented phenomenon.
But although desire cannot be imparted by argument, it can be by contagion.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, we have been inoculated from the experience of contagion.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’|Thomas Goetz|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contagion is a phenomenon of which it is easy to establish the presence, but that it is not easy to explain.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego|Sigmund Freud
There may be a contagion of hate as there is a contagion of smallpox; I do not know, but I hardly believe it.The Terror|Arthur Machen
Hogs, however well and properly kept, will occasionally become affected with this disease from contagion.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry|Robert Jennings
This contagion may surpass that of pbrine itself as regards duration.Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot
And here he was, holding in his hand four fresh and unmistakable signs that the contagion was spreading.Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for contagion
Word Origin for contagion
Word Origin and History for contagion
late 14c., from Old French contagion, from Latin contagionem (nominative contagio) "a touching, contact, contagion," related to contingere "touch closely" (see contact (n.)).