contagion

Part of speech: noun

The communication of disease, as by contact; pestilence; plague.

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Usage examples "contagion":

  1. Maltravers caught the contagion, and laughed also. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Frank had caught the contagion. - "Frank of Freedom Hill", Samuel A. Derieux.
  3. It fretted him, and the irritation that he felt extended like a contagion to his cabinet. - "Stories Of Georgia 1896", Joel Chandler Harris.