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pandemicadjective

uk   /pænˈdem.ɪk/  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 world malaria is still pandemic.

pandemicnoun [C]

uk   /pænˈdem.ɪk/  us   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized
a pandemic disease: a pandemic of influenza 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 dangerous disease that infects many people at one time: What can be done to prevent a bird flu pandemic?
pandemic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
Scientists who study viruses 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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