Definition of epidemic in English:

epidemic

Line breaks: epi|dem¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɛpɪˈdɛmɪk
 
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noun

adjective

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Origin

early 17th century (as an adjective): from French épidémique, from épidémie, via late Latin from Greek epidēmia 'prevalence of disease', from epidēmios 'prevalent', from epi 'upon' + dēmos 'the people'.

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