Noun(1) a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
Adjective(1) (especially of medicine
(1) They are there throughout one's lunch, determined to cause an epidemic of dyspepsia.(2) During this earlier period (and to a certain extent even now), middle ear disease was of epidemic proportions in the north.(3) Although Type 2 diabetes mellitus appears in almost epidemic proportions our knowledge of the mechanism of this disease is limited.(4) The epidemic of gun violence in our society calls for some drastic solution.(5) Is the government capable of preventing a bird flu epidemic ?(6) A number of approaches should be explored to combat the growing obesity epidemic .(7) The idea of UV lights in public laboratories was first pioneered in Edinburgh, a city with a heroin epidemic .(8) It was just at the start of the heroin epidemic that laid waste to Scotland's most vulnerable estates.(9) Hunger and oppression have spawned an epidemic of violent crime.(10) Typhoid fever had risen to epidemic proportions among migrant workers in the borough communities of London during this time.(11) The incidence of skin cancer is increasing by epidemic proportions.(12) Cardiovascular disease has reached near epidemic proportions in Africa.(13) The current cholera epidemic sweeping the nation needs the urgent attention of both authorities and the affected communities.(14) To be more specific, there is an epidemic of methamphetamine abuse.(15) Now, each individual loss is a tragedy for the family, but we're not saying that there's an epidemic of crime in the United States.(16) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in this country, particularly among the Aboriginal population.
(1) epidemic disease :: ಸಾಂಕ್ರಾಮಿಕ ರೋಗ
1. rife ::
2. rampant ::
3. widespread ::
4. wide-ranging ::
5. extensive ::
6. pervasive ::
7. global ::
8. universal ::
9. ubiquitous ::
10. endemic ::
11. pandemic ::
12. epizootic ::
13. outbreak ::
14. plague ::
15. pandemic ::
16. epizootic ::
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When there was a lice EPIDEMIC at my school,
everybody got it except me.
The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 20
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