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Meaning of EPIDEMIC

Pronunciation:  `epi'demik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  2. [adj]  (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"
 

EPIDEMIC is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: epiphytotic, epizootic, pandemic, pestilent, pestilential, plaguelike, plaguey
 
 Antonyms: endemic
 
 See Also: eruption, outbreak, pandemic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    2. Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great
       numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an
       epidemic evil.
    
             It was the epidemical sin of the nation. --Bp.
                                                   Burnet.
    
    
  2. \Ep`i*dem"ic\, n. [Cf. {Epidemy}.]
    1. (Med.) An epidemic disease.
    
    2. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as
       an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of
       terror.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of an epidemic means worries of bothersome tasks.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A virulent, widespread disease in a human or animal population.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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