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contāgiō ōnis, f

com-+TAG-, a touching, contact, touch: pulmonum: contagione Romanorum, L.: contagio naturae valet, connection.—A contact, contagion, infection: pestifera, L.—Fig., an infection, pollution, vicious companionship, participation, contamination: ne quid ex contagione incommodi accipiant, Cs.: ubi contagio quasi pestilentia invasit, S.: ut seditionibus velut ex contagione castra impleantur, L.: dedit hanc contagio labem, Iu.: criminis, L.: conscientiae: aspectūs: contagiones malorum, quae manaverunt, etc.

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