Meaning of “epidemic” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “epidemic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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epidemicnoun [ C ]

us /ˌep·ɪˈdem·ɪk/

the appearance of a particular disease in a very large number of people during the same period of time:

a flu epidemic

(Definition of “epidemic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)