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Noun
A disease spread by close contact
“The contagion was spread almost exclusively among the hospital staff, in whom the disease lay latent for the month of July.”
Noun
The act of spreading or being transmitted
“If you do not stop the contagion of vice, they will swarm in your streets, and prowl about your dwellings, and pilfer from you ten times the amount you would need to give to render them useful and happy.”
Noun
A disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind
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Noun
Any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people
Noun
A biological agent that risks humans or the environment
Noun
A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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