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Adjective
Of the nature of an epidemic
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“The body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is a vector of epidemic typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever.”
Adjective
Not restrained or held in check
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Adjective
Relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases
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Noun
A sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
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“The epidemic of gun violence in our society calls for some drastic solution.”
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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.”
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An unusually large number of insects or animals infesting a place and causing damage
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Something that causes irritation or frustration
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(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
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Pervasive phenomenon
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A measure of the contagiousness of a disease or illness
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