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“contagion” in British English

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contagionnoun [ U ]

uk /kənˈteɪ.dʒən/ us /kənˈteɪ.dʒən/ formal

the situation in which a disease is spread by touching someone or something:

The doctor says there's no chance/danger of contagion.

the situation in which feelings, ideas, or problems spread from one place to another:

Brazil's stock markets were battered by contagion from the problems in other emerging markets.

(Definition of “contagion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“contagion” in Business English

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contagionnoun [ U ]

/kənˈteɪdʒən/ uk us

ECONOMICS the fact of economic problems in one country, region, etc. spreading to another:

Brazil's stock markets were battered by contagion from the problems in other emerging markets.
The planned mega-merger was intended to fortify the industry against financial contagion.

(Definition of “contagion” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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