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epidemic

Synonyms of epidemic in English:

noun

  • 1 an epidemic of typhoid
    outbreak, plague, scourge, infestation;
    widespread illness/disease;
    Medicine  pandemic, epizootic
  • 2 he's a victim of the county's joyriding epidemic
    flood, torrent, burst, blaze, flurry;
    upsurge, upswing, upturn, increase, growth, rise, mushrooming
  • adjective

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  • the obsession with the motor car is now epidemic
    rife, rampant, widespread, wide-ranging, extensive, sweeping, penetrating, pervading;
    global, universal, inescapable, ubiquitous;
    prevalent, predominant;
    Medicine  endemic, pandemic, epizootic
    [Antonyms] limited, local
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