pandemic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pandemic" in British English

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pandemicadjective

uk   us   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized
(of a ​disease) ​existing in ​almost all of an ​area or in ​almost all of a ​group of ​people, ​animals, or ​plants: In some ​parts of the ​worldmalaria is still pandemic.

pandemicnoun [C]

uk   us   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized
a pandemic ​disease: a pandemic ofinfluenza an ​influenza pandemic
(Definition of pandemic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pandemic" in American English

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pandemicnoun [C]

 us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
a ​dangerousdisease that ​infects many ​people at one ​time: What can be done to ​prevent a ​birdflu pandemic?
pandemic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
Scientists who ​studyviruses say they don't ​know what a pandemic ​strain would ​look like.
(Definition of pandemic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pandemic”
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病)大规模流行的,广泛蔓延的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病)大規模流行的,廣泛蔓延的…
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