Synonyms for epidemic

Synonyms for (noun) epidemic

Synonyms: epidemic

Definition: a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

Similar words: outbreak, irruption, eruption

Definition: a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

Usage: the outbreak of hostilities

Synonyms for (adj) epidemic

Synonyms: epidemic

Definition: (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously

Usage: an epidemic outbreak of influenza

Similar words: epiphytotic

Definition: (of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area

Usage: an epiphytotic blight of potatoes; epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture

Similar words: epizootic

Definition: (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region

Usage: an epizootic disease

Similar words: pandemic

Definition: epidemic over a wide geographical area

Usage: a pandemic outbreak of malaria

Similar words: pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguey

Definition: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

Usage: a pestilential malignancy in the air- Jonathan Swift; plaguey fevers

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