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Meaning of “epidemic” in the English Dictionary

"epidemic" in British English

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epidemicnoun

uk   us   /ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk/

epidemicadjective

uk   us   /ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk/
happening a lot and ​affecting many ​people: Poverty in this ​country has ​reached epidemic proportions . Crime and ​poverty are epidemic in the ​city.
(Definition of epidemic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"epidemic" in American English

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epidemicnoun [C]

 us   /ˌep·ɪˈdem·ɪk/
the ​appearance of a ​particulardisease in a very ​largenumber of ​people during the same ​period of ​time: a ​flu epidemic
(Definition of epidemic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “epidemic”
in Korean 유행병…
in Arabic وَباء…
in Malaysian wabak…
in French épidémie…
in Russian эпидемия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,傳染…
in Italian epidemia…
in Turkish salgın, hastalık salgını…
in Polish epidemia…
in Spanish epidemia…
in Vietnamese bệnh dịch…
in Portuguese epidemia…
in Thai โรคระบาด…
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…
in Indonesian wabah, epidemi…
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