epidemic epidemic  /ˌɛ pə ˈdɛ mɪk/


  1. (n) a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  2. (adj) (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously



  1. The epidemic also took the lives of more than 100,000 people in the surrounding region.
  2. Diabetes is becoming an asian epidemic, and its victims are younger than ever.
  3. Acts of terrorism may be isolated, but sometimes they add up to an epidemic of violence.


  1. Preven spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea

    FARGO - North Dakota State University livestock specialists and state animal health officials are urging swine producers to prevent the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus to their herds.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

    A disease called coffee rust has reached epidemic proportions in Central America, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and the morning pick-me-up of millions of coffee drinkers.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Minorities combat obesity epidemic

    Obesity continues to be an epidemic especially in minority communities. A local couple is helping change those statistics.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WBTV Charlotte

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  1. "The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years," he warned.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "We have been inadequately funding this epidemic all along. We need to step it up," said former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, who is now an administrator at Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine.
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: David Satcher Source: FOXNews

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