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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The rapid spreading of a disease to many people at the same time.

Usage examples (28)
  • Every fall, the medical community worries about the possibility of a flu epidemic.
  • An epidemic outbreak of influenza
  • This swine flu "epidemic" is mainly produced by the media.
  • Personally, who do you think is responsible for what you call the epidemic of obesity? for more
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