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English definition of “pandemic”

pandemic

noun [C]  /pænˈdem·ɪk/ us  
a dangerous disease that infects many people at one time: What can be done to prevent a bird flu pandemic?
pandemic
adjective [not gradable]  /pænˈdem·ɪk/ us  
Scientists who study viruses say they don't know what a pandemic strain would look like.
(Definition of pandemic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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