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1. parotitis

noun. inflammation of one or both parotid glands.

Synonyms

  • rubor
  • epidemic parotitis
  • mumps
  • redness

Antonyms

  • unexciting
  • achromatic color

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2. 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)

3. 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)
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