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Adjective
/ˌepiˈdemik/,
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epidemics, plural;
  1. Of, relating to, or of the nature of an epidemic
    • - shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions
Noun
  1. A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time
    • - a flu epidemic
  2. A disease occurring in such a way

  3. A sudden, widespread occurrence of a particular undesirable phenomenon
    • - an epidemic of violent crime

  1. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  2. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
  3. In epidemiology, an epidemic (epi- meaning "upon or above" and demic- meaning "people"), occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given human population, and during a given period, substantially exceed what is "expected," based on recent experience (the number of new cases in the ...
  4. Epidemic! is a real-time strategy game in which the player stands in control of a world on the brink of extinction. A space-borne plague has hit the planet and the player must stem the epidemic as quickly as possible and with minimal loss of life.
  5. Epidemic is the sixth studio album by Polish heavy metal band Turbo. It was released in 1989, in Italy through Metalmaster . The album was recorded on March-May 1989, at Giełda studio, in Poznań. The cover art was created by Jerzy Kurczak. This is the english version of Epidemie album.
  6. Epidemic was an American thrash metal band of late 1980s and early 1990s, part of the Bay Area thrash scene.
  7. Epidemic is a 1987 film directed by Lars von Trier. It is the second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991).
  8. Andy Dixon (born 1979) is a Canadian musician and graphic designer, who gained notoriety as a member of the North Vancouver punk rock band d.b.s. He founded the record label Ache Records, and later played in The Red Light Sting. ...
  9. A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population; An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period; Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread
  10. (Epidemics) The outbreak of a disease affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.
  11. During epidemics open the door only when the person outside has knocked thrice (Galicia; Sch. 202).
  12. a widespread increase, usually limited in time, in the incidence of an infectious disease (Holliday, 1989).
  13. Widespread outbreak of a disease, or a large number of cases of a disease in a single community or relatively small area. Disease may spread from person to person, and/or by the exposure of many persons to a single source, such as a water supply.
  14. A sudden outbreak of a disease, occurring in higher numbers than expected.
  15. To dream of an epidemic, signifies prostration of mental faculties and worry from distasteful tasks. Contagion among relatives or friends is foretold by dreams of this nature.
  16. a disease that spreads rapidly through a demographic segment of the human population, such as everyone in a given geographic area, or a similar population segment. Also refers to a disease whose incidence is beyond what is expected.
  17. The occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a given area or among a specific group of people over a particular period of time.
  18. The occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness (or an outbreak) with a frequency clearly in excess of normal expectancy. ...
  19. an outbreak of illness or disease affecting a large number of people at the same time at unexpected rates.
  20. The relatively rapid spread of a disease to large numbers of a population or to areas where it is not normally prevalent. A flu epidemic is likely each winter.
  21. A greater number of people affected by a disease in a certain area than normally expected
  22. A disease or health-related issue that shows up in more cases than would normally be expected.
  23. Occurring in unusually large numbers; said of a population or species (adjective and noun). As an adjective, the antonym of endemic.^5
  24. The occurrence of disease within a specified geographical area or population that is in excess of what is normally expected.
  25. An outbreak of an acute illness that infects many individuals in a population by spreading rapidly among many people at the same time and can be difficult or impossible to contain. ...