[ UK /ˌɛpɪdˈɛmɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk, ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk/ ]
  1. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  1. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously
    an epidemic outbreak of influenza
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How To Use epidemic In A Sentence

  • In summary, Dr. Green, after studying and researching this question for over 20 years, it is my firm conviction that aspartame lowers seizure threshold, mimics or exacerbates a wide variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, contributes to the incidence of certain cancers, and because of it's impact on the hypothalamic "appestat" plays a significant role in the world-wide epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Psychiatry Professor informs Hawaii House Health Committee of Dangers of Aspartame, as Medical Professional
  • Ministers have spent nearly 500million stockpiling the antiviral drug in case of a deadly epidemic but there are doubts it is effective. The Sun
  • Several events of fulminating epidemic disease broke out since 1999, which often caused 100% mortality of abalone Haliotis drversicotor aquatilis farmed in Fujian and Guangdong coasts.
  • Measles, mumps and rubella are unpleasant diseases and an epidemic in this country would be disastrous.
  • Medical supplies have been distributed among families affected by the epidemic.
  • Objective: To observe the effect and endurance of the polysaccharose vaccine for prevention of epidemic encephalitis caused by Type A virus.
  • Violent crime is reaching epidemic proportions in some cities.
  • Enough time had now elapsed since our last newly afflicted patient to conclude that the epidemic was over. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic
  • He rued that they were hijacking his Utopian concepts to unleash "a free-for-all fucking epidemic".
  • Foul drinking water was blamed for the epidemic.
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