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Definition of epidemic:

  1. Alt. of Epidemical
  2. An epidemic disease.
  3. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.


pestilence, scourge, epiphytotic, pandemic, plaguey, epizootic, disease, plaguelike, pestilent, outbreak, pestilential, plague, rash, increase.

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