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NOUN (1)

1. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (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"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epidemic \Ep`i*dem"ic\, Epidemical \Ep`i*dem"ic*al\, a. [L. epidemus, Gr. ?, ?, among the people, epidemic; ? in + ? people: cf. F. ['e]pid['e]mique. Cf. Demagogue.] 1. (Med.) 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; as, an epidemic disease; an epidemic catarrh, fever, etc. See Endemic. [1913 Webster] 2. Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil. [1913 Webster] It was the epidemical sin of the nation. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epidemic \Ep`i*dem"ic\, n. [Cf. Epidemy.] 1. (Med.) An epidemic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

epidemic adj 1: (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza" [ant: ecdemic, endemic, endemical] n 1: a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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