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epidemic

noun uk   /ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk/ us  

epidemic noun (DISEASE)

[C] the appearance of a particular disease in a large number of people at the same time: a flu epidemic

epidemic noun (PROBLEM)

epidemic

adjective uk   /ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk/ us  
happening a lot and affecting many people: Poverty in this country has reached epidemic proportions . Crime and poverty are epidemic in the city.
Translations of “epidemic”
in Korean 유행병…
in Arabic وَباء…
in French épidémie…
in Turkish salgın, hastalık salgını…
in Italian epidemia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,傳染…
in Russian эпидемия…
in Polish epidemia…
in Spanish epidemia…
in Portuguese epidemia…
in German die Epidemie…
in Catalan epidèmia…
in Japanese (病気の)流行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,传染…
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