Definition of outbreak in English:

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outbreak

Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌbrāk/

noun

The sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease, etc. the outbreak of World War II
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  • The country's prisons are so congested that they are prone to disease outbreaks.
  • It will also look at how the outbreaks of the disease in Holland, France and the Republic of Ireland were handled.
  • The combination has lead to the increase in outbreaks of the disease.
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Syllabification: out·break

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