Epidemic

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Definition

an epidemic: a very widespread disease, an illness which infects a large section of a population
noun

epidemic: extremely widespread, out of control
adjective

Examples

  • "In an attempt to tackle the obesity epidemic, the British government today announced a new labelling system to be used on food."
  • "Jean : I heard about a terrible pigeon epidemic where pigeons are dying and flying at the same time."
  • "By now, you've no doubt read the newspapers: devastating earthquakes, deadly floods, fatal epidemics, terrorist attacks, destructive hurricanes and death tolls in the thousands, and that's just on the front page!"

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