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Adjective
Of the nature of an epidemic
“The body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is a vector of epidemic typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever.”
Adjective
Showing no signs of being under control
Adjective
Capable of being passed by physical contact from one person to another
Adjective
Relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases
Noun
A sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
“The epidemic of gun violence in our society calls for some drastic solution.”
Noun
A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time
“I remembered hearing about the cholera epidemic which had struck just before I was born.”
Noun
Any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people
Noun
An unusually large number of insects or animals infesting a place and causing damage
Noun
A large number of similar things coming in quick succession
Noun
Something that is a source of irritation
Noun
Especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder
Noun
The act or process of contaminating
Noun
Pervasive phenomenon
Noun
A sudden occurrence of or increase in a phenomenon, feeling, or emotion
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