contagiousness

[ kuh n-tey-juh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF contagiousness

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There are signs of the contagiousness of the idea even in the house of the adversaries.

There is a contagiousness in every example of energetic conduct.

There is much dispute concerning the contagiousness of this disease.

Over a century and a half ago he insisted on its contagiousness.

Among his discoveries is that of the contagiousness of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Its acute suffering, its often sudden 168 end, its contagiousness, all combine to make it the most dreaded of diseases.

Apparently this indicated the recognition of the contagiousness of this disease by the medieval people.

The letters might have been produced, and means of ascertaining their contagiousness devised.

So it has a diffusion, a contagiousness and an omnipresence comparable to those of the mana.

But if this contagiousness of sacredness helps to explain the system of interdicts, how is it to be explained itself?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French contagieus (Modern French contagieux), from Late Latin contagiosus, from Latin contagio (see contact (n.)).

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