Examples of contagion in a Sentence
a disease that spreads by contagion
People have been warned to keep out of the area to avoid contagion.
Recent Examples of contagion from the Web
John Martin, one of the first prominent dance critics, described the medium’s effect on its audience as a contagion.
New studies examining the impact of online news media and social media in Canada, Japan, and the UK on the suicide media contagion suggest that the internet is exacerbating the problem.
Both aspects greatly changed American society—and then, through cultural contagion, much of the rest of the world.
While rare, contagions have occurred across the country, often on college campuses.
Philadelphia is a contagion unleashed on the sports world.
The stated purpose of Trump's border wall is to keep out a contagion of Mexican rapists and murderers.
Smallpox had been eliminated within the country in the 1930s, but had re-emerged repeatedly as travelers brought contagion with them.
But not all authorities lost their heads at the first sign of contagion.
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Definition of contagion for English Language Learners
: the process by which a disease is passed from one person or animal to another by touching
: a disease that can be passed from one person or animal to another by touching : a contagious disease
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