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  1. epidemic

    • IPA[ˌepəˈdemik]

    美式

    • n.
      a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time;a disease widely occurring in a community at a particular time.
    • adj.
      of the nature of an epidemic
    • noun: epidemic, plural noun: epidemics

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time:

      a flu epidemic

    • 2. a disease widely occurring in a community at a particular time.
    • 3. a sudden, widespread occurrence of a particular undesirable phenomenon:

      an epidemic of violent crime

    • adj.
      形容詞
    • 1. of the nature of an epidemic:

      shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions

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    • IPA[ɛpɪˈdɛmɪk]

    英式

    • n.
      a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time:
    • a flu epidemic
    • adj.
      of the nature of an epidemic:
    • shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions

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