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1. epidemic

noun. ['ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk, ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk'] a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time.

Synonyms

  • irruption
  • eruption
  • outbreak

Antonyms

  • antiseptic
  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • épidémique (French)
  • -ique (French)

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2. epidemic

adjective. ['ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk, ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk'] (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously.

Synonyms

  • epizootic
  • pestilent
  • pestiferous
  • plaguey
  • epiphytotic
  • pestilential

Antonyms

  • endemic
  • specific
  • innocuous
  • agreeable

Etymology

  • épidémique (French)
  • -ique (French)

3. cholera

noun. ['ˈkɑːlɝə'] an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food.

Synonyms

  • Indian cholera
  • infectious disease
  • Asiatic cholera

Etymology

  • cholera (Latin)
  • χολέρα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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