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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time: an epidemic outbreak of influenza.
  • adj. Widely prevalent: epidemic discontent.
  • n. An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
  • n. A rapid spread, growth, or development: an unemployment epidemic.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population.
  • n. An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.
  • adj. Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; -- applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; See endemic.
  • adj. Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does
  • n. An epidemic disease.
  • n. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Common to or affecting a whole people or a great number in a community; generally diffused and prevalent.
  • n. A temporary prevalence of a disease throughout a community: as, an epidemic of smallpox.
  • n. The disease thus prevalent.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • adj. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously
  • n. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  • Equivalent
    Cross Reference
    epizootic    enzootic   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    academic    endemic    glycemic    nonacademic    pandemic    polemic    systemic   
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    Words that are found in similar contexts
    outbreak    plague    pestilence    illness    famine    malady    scourge    calamity    cholera    infection