HyperDic: outbreak

English > 1 sense of the word outbreak:
NOUNeventoutbreak, eruption, irruptiona sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
outbreak > pronunciation
Soundsaw'tbrey.k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > outbreak: 1 sense > noun 1, event
MeaningA sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition).
Example"the outbreak of hostilities"
Synonymseruption, irruption
NarrowerepidemicA widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
recrudescenceA return of something after a period of abatement
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishbrote, comienzo, desencadenamiento, erupción, estallido, irrupción
Catalanbrot, erupció, esclat

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