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English definition of “outbreak”

outbreak

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈaʊtbreɪk/
the time when something unpleasant and difficult to control starts, such as a war or disease: an outbreak of flu/fightingPassing on illness and causing diseaseAttacking and invadingBeginnings and starts
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