Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » E » Epauliere ... Epidemiologic

EPIDEMIC

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does epidemic mean? 

EPIDEMIC (noun)
  The noun EPIDEMIC has 1 sense:

1. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

  Familiarity information: EPIDEMIC used as a noun is very rare.


EPIDEMIC (adjective)
  The adjective EPIDEMIC has 1 sense:

1. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously

  Familiarity information: EPIDEMIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EPIDEMIC (noun)


Sense 1epidemic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("epidemic" is a kind of...):

eruption; irruption; outbreak (a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "epidemic"):

pandemic (an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world)


EPIDEMIC (adjective)


Sense 1epidemic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously

Context example:

an epidemic outbreak of influenza

Similar:

epiphytotic ((of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area)

epizootic ((of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region)

pandemic (epidemic over a wide geographical area)

pestiferous; pestilent; pestilential; plaguey (likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Antonym:

ecdemic (of or relating to a disease that originates outside the locality in which it occurs)

endemic (of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Brain is better than brawn." (English proverb)

"Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself." (Native American proverb, Pima)

"Wherever there's bread, stay there." (Armenian proverb)

"Forbidden fruit is the sweetest." (Czech proverb)

 EPIDEMIC: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0525 seconds