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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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The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.
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.
This was the appearance of a dreadful epidemic, which, in that age and long before and afterwards, was wont to slay its hundreds and thousands on both sides of the Atlantic.
A serious epidemic broke out in the school and three of the boys died.
is an extraordinarily severe mortality from epidemics with man.
But even some of these so-called epidemics appear to be due to parasitic worms, which have from some cause, possibly in part through facility of diffusion amongst the crowded animals, been disproportionably favoured: and here comes in a sort of struggle between the parasite and its prey.
Keeping ever close by the work of excavation, he busied himself incessantly with the welfare and health of his workpeople, and was singularly fortunate in warding off the epidemics common to large communities of men, and so disastrous in those regions of the globe which are exposed to the influences of tropical climates.
However, they must keep epidemics away somehow or other, and fumigation is cheaper than soap.
says, that the great epidemics of Panama and Callao are "marked" by the arrival of ships from Chile, because the people from that temperate region, first experience the fatal effects of the torrid zones.
The superposed epoch analyses indicate that the reconstructed mean PDSI values for all 22 epidemic periods in central Mexico was significantly below the average of all remaining years (mean -1.
Unfortunately, many physicians, nurses, and hospital personnel were hostile and judgmental during the early stages of the epidemic.
One human epidemic began in December 2002 and the other in November 2003.
The United States faces a hidden health care epidemic of near-crisis proportion.
Sensitivity analysis reveals that only an extremely severe influenza epidemic could account for the majority of the excess deaths for this time period.