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pandemic

adjective uk   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized us  
(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.

pandemic

noun [C] uk   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized us  
a pandemic disease: a pandemic of influenza an influenza pandemic
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