Definition of 'epidemic'
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The failure to tackle the epidemic reflects decades of underfunding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Risk refusal spreads like an epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some bestselling yoghurts may be sold in smaller pots or have their sugar content cut as the health watchdog tries to tackle the obesity epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then not long after that there was an Aids epidemic, and a crack epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The obesity epidemic shows that people are eating too much in relation to their needs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or that the nation is apparently in the grip of a measles epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Whether a disease is epidemic or endemic depends on the disease and the population. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The shocking rise in obesity has reached epidemic proportions. The Sun (2013)The blueprint is designed to tackle the overcrowding epidemic. The Sun (2009)Experts fear the epidemic could spread overseas. The Sun (2010)The ebola epidemic has still not been entirely overcome. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Areas with particular epidemics can become depressed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such a widespread epidemic is termed a pandemic. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Forget about the hypothetical risks of a human bird flu epidemic or terror attacks on cinemas. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The following year they were ravaged by disease as various epidemics swept through the land. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)It reached epidemic proportions about five years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now that you get email on your phone, it has become epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)RECORD numbers are seeking protective jabs in a city gripped by a measles epidemic. The Sun (2013)Scores of other women lurking on the nearby pavements streamed in to join them, hoisting placards demanding action to end the cholera epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)COMPUTER games are triggering an anxiety epidemic in young people, experts have warned. The Sun (2009)That lack should have alerted WHO to the risk of an ebola epidemic much earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a rich and absorbing story about the 1918 epidemic of Spanish influenza. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His mother died when he was a year old, during the 1918 influenza epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The predicted American-style crack cocaine epidemic has not happened in the UK. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)In the 1980s manufacturing industries collapsed and an epidemic of crack cocaine took hold of LA. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'epidemic'
British English: epidemic /ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk/ NOUN
If there is an epidemic of a particular disease somewhere, it spreads quickly to a very large number of people there.
...a flu epidemic.
- American English: epidemic
- Arabic: وَباء
- Brazilian Portuguese: epidemia
- Chinese: 流行
- Croatian: epidemija
- Czech: epidemie
- Danish: epidemi
- Dutch: epidemie
- European Spanish: epidemia
- Finnish: epidemia
- French: épidémie
- German: Epidemie
- Greek: επίδημία
- Italian: epidemia
- Japanese: 流行病
- Korean: 유행병
- Norwegian: epidemi
- Polish: epidemia
- European Portuguese: epidemia
- Romanian: epidemie
- Russian: эпидемия
- Spanish: epidemia
- Swedish: epidemi
- Thai: การแพร่ระบาดอย่างรวดเร็ว
- Turkish: salgın
- Ukrainian: епідемія
- Vietnamese: bệnh dịch
Definition of epidemic from the Collins English Dictionary
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