- widespread, Widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population
- (context, Epidemiology) An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.
- Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread
Etymology: Borrowed from épidémique < épidémie borrowed from epidemia borrowed from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (epidÄmios) < (polytonic, á) (epi) "upon" + (polytonic, á) (dÄmos) "people"
- Epidemic hysteria occurred upon the incumbent"s reelection.
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