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  1. epidemic

    • IPA[ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk]

    英式

    • n.
      a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time;a sudden, widespread occurrence of a particular undesirable phenomenon
    • adj.
      (of a disease) occurring widely in a community at a particular time;(of something bad) widespread in a community
    • noun: epidemic, plural noun: epidemics

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    • 1. (of a disease) occurring widely in a community at a particular time epidemic diseases typhus was epidemic in the winter and spring of 1922
    • (of something bad) widespread in a community the problem has become epidemic as people spend more time online shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions