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Word of the Day - Epidemic

How to Pronounce Epidemic
How to Pronounce Epidemic

Epidemic – eh p ih d eh m ih k

A widespread infectious disease in a community or country

Covid-19 was epidemic in China then it spread to other countries an became a pandemic

Definition adjective

(of a disease) affecting many persons at the same time, and spreading from person to person in a locality where the disease is not permanently prevalent.

extremely prevalent; widespread.


a temporary prevalence of a disease.

a rapid spread or increase in the occurrence of something

Synonyms for epidemic on

contagious, endemic, infectious

Dictionary Entries near epidemic

epicycloidal wheel, epicystitis, epicystotomy, Epidaurus, epideictic, epidemic, epidemic encephalitis, epidemic gastroenteritis virus, epidemic hemoglobinuria, epidemic hemorrhagic fever, epidemicity

First known use

First recorded in 1595–1605; obsolete epidem(y) (from Late Latin epidēmia, from Greek epidēmía “staying in one place, among the people,” equivalent to epi- epi- + dêm(os) “people of a district” + -ia -y3) + -ic

Word of the Day - Epidemic
Word of the Day - Epidemic

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