HyperDic: epidemic

English > 2 senses of the word epidemic:
ADJECTIVEallepidemic(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease
NOUNeventepidemica widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
epidemic > pronunciation
Soundseh.pahdeh'mihk; eh.pihdeh'mihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > epidemic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously.
Example"an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narrowerepiphytotic(of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area
epizootic(of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region
pandemicepidemic over a wide geographical area
pestilent, pestilential, pestiferous, plagueylikely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
OppositeecdemicOf or relating to a disease that originates outside the locality in which it occurs
endemic, endemicalOf or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to ... / to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
Spanishepidémico
Nounsepidemica widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
English > epidemic: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time.
NarrowerpandemicAn epidemic that is geographically widespread
Broaderoutbreak, eruption, irruptionA sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
Spanishepidemia, epidemias, peste
Catalanepidèmia, pesta
Adjectivesepidemic(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease

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