contagious magic


noun

magic that attempts to affect a person through something once connected with him or her, as a shirt once worn by the person or a footprint left in the sand; a branch of sympathetic magic based on the belief that things once in contact are in some way permanently so, however separated physically they may subsequently become.

Nearby words

  1. contagion,
  2. contagious,
  3. contagious abortion,
  4. contagious disease,
  5. contagious granular conjunctivitis,
  6. contagious stomatitis,
  7. contagiously,
  8. contagium,
  9. contain,
  10. contained


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