Definition of pandemic in English:


Line breaks: pan|dem¦ic
Pronunciation: /panˈdɛmɪk



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  • An outbreak of a pandemic disease: the AIDS pandemic
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    • Two highly contagious enteroviruses are known to cause epidemics and pandemics of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis.
    • Women also face severe constraints because of outbreak of pandemics like HIV / AIDS and other diseases.
    • Influenza pandemics are global outbreaks that emerge infrequently and unpredictably and involve strains of virus to which humans have little or no immunity.


mid 17th century: from Greek pandēmos (from pan 'all' + dēmos 'people') + -ic.

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