epidemic

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Synonyms for epidemic

Synonyms for epidemic

a sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

Antonyms for epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease

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Also he ascertained that Gluck had been in New York City during the epidemic of the shooting of police officers.
Occasionally a matrimonial epidemic appears, especially toward spring, devastating society, thinning the ranks of bachelordom, and leaving mothers lamenting for their fairest daughters.
It is notoriously infested by the most desperate and degraded set of wretches in the whole metropolitan population, and it is so thickly inhabited that it is hardly ever completely free from epidemic disease.
Well, I said, and to require the help of medicine, not when a wound has to be cured, or on occasion of an epidemic, but just because, by indolence and a habit of life such as we have been describing, men fill themselves with waters and winds, as if their bodies were a marsh, compelling the ingenious sons of Asclepius to find more names for diseases, such as flatulence and catarrh; is not this, too, a disgrace?
But suppose a doctor inquiring into an epidemic asks, `Who is staying in the house?
They will not thank me for reminding them of a tune so lately epidemic in that land of aloes and blue skies; but at least it is unlikely to run in their heads as the ribald accompaniment to a tragedy; and it does in mine.
There had been the usual epidemic of burglaries that season.
Excisable articles were remarkably cheap at all the public-houses; and spring vans paraded the streets for the accommodation of voters who were seized with any temporary dizziness in the head--an epidemic which prevailed among the electors, during the contest, to a most alarming extent, and under the influence of which they might frequently be seen lying on the pavements in a state of utter insensibility.
Proportionally, more epidemics are caused by other meningococcal serogroups (e.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that the World Bank is working with the UN and the Monetary Fund and other multilevel developing banks to make an "epidemic emergency fund" to fight Ebola and other epidemics of the future.
The carefully chosen account of the five epidemics that emerged in South Africa over a few centuries following European conquests makes for fascinating reading.
Periodically new and very deadly strains of influenza appear, leading to epidemics and pandemics.
When germs travel; six major epidemics that have invaded America and the fears they have unleashed.
Russia, India, and China are 3 areas of the world with the fastest rising epidemics.
Before two recent human outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in a region of Africa prone to epidemics of the disease, researchers identified the virus in wildanimal carcasses.