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contagion
used in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • Therefore the winds, piping to us in vain, As in revenge, have suck'd up from the sea Contagious fogs; which, falling in the land, Hath every pelting river made so proud That they have overborne their continents: The ox hath therefore stretch'd his yoke in vain, The ploughman lost his sweat; and the green corn Hath rotted ere his youth attain'd a beard: The fold stands empty in the drowned field, And crows are fatted with the murrion flock; The nine men's morris is fill'd up with mud;...
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A wood near Athens (33% in)

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