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epidemic

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌepɪˈdemɪk/
a situation in which a large number of people get the same disease over the same period of time: the AIDS epidemicPassing on illness and causing disease
Translations of “epidemic”
in Arabic وَباء…
in Korean 유행병…
in Malaysian wabak…
in French épidémie…
in Turkish salgın, hastalık salgını…
in Italian epidemia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,傳染…
in Russian эпидемия…
in Polish epidemia…
in Vietnamese bệnh dịch…
in Spanish epidemia…
in Portuguese epidemia…
in Thai โรคระบาด…
in German die Epidemie…
in Catalan epidèmia…
in Japanese (病気の)流行…
in Indonesian wabah, epidemi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,传染…
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