Meaning of “outbreak” in the English Dictionary

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outbreaknoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑʊtˌbreɪk/

a sudden appearance of something, esp. of a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant:

an outbreak of cholera
the outbreak of war

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