how to pronounce contagion

kəntɛɪdʒən

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“… causing panic through contagion in many …”

meanings of contagion

noun:

  1. A resulting recession or crisis developed in such manner.
  2. The spread or transmission of such a disease.
  3. A disease spread by contact.
  4. The spread of anything likened to a contagious disease.
  5. A situation in which small shocks, which initially affect only a few financial institutions or a particular region of an economy, spread to the rest of financial sectors and other countries whose economies were previously healthy.