Outbreak

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Definition

an outbreak (of violence, of a disease): an eruption, an explosion (of violence)
noun

Examples

  • "After watching news reports last week on the outbreak of 'fish flu' in Asia, 8-year-old boy Thomas MacKenzie made a bold decision."
  • "Hurricane Vanessa continues to wreak havoc all over the American Southeast, another suicide bombing on Mount Placid has caused panic in the Middle East, a new outbreak of avian flu is devastating the chicken industry in Ethiopia."

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