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epidemicnoun [C]

 us   /ˌep·ɪˈdem·ɪk/
the ​appearance of a ​particulardisease in a very ​largenumber of ​people during the same ​period of ​time: a ​flu epidemic
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epidemicnoun

uk   /ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk/  us   /ˌep.əˈdem.ɪk/

epidemicadjective

uk   /ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk/  us   /ˌep.əˈdem.ɪk/
happening a lot and ​affecting many ​people: Poverty in this ​country has ​reached epidemic proportions . Crime and ​poverty are epidemic in the ​city.
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Translations of “epidemic”
in Korean 유행병…
in Arabic وَباء…
in Malaysian wabak…
in French épidémie…
in Russian эпидемия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,傳染…
in Italian epidemia…
in Turkish salgın, hastalık salgını…
in Polish epidemia…
in Spanish epidemia…
in Vietnamese bệnh dịch…
in Portuguese epidemia…
in Thai โรคระบาด…
in German die Epidemie…
in Catalan epidèmia…
in Japanese (病気の)流行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病的)流行,传染…
in Indonesian wabah, epidemi…
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