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pandemic

noun [C]  us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
a dangerous disease that infects many people at one time: What can be done to prevent a bird flu pandemic?
pandemic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
Scientists who study viruses say they don't know what a pandemic strain would look like.
Translations of “pandemic”
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病)大規模流行的,廣泛蔓延的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病)大规模流行的,广泛蔓延的…
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