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noun 
  1. widespread, Widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population
  2. (context, Epidemiology) An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: epidemie(nl)
  • French: épidémie
  • German: Epidemie (1)
  • Spanish: epidemia(es)f
    • Greek: (t, el, εÏιδημία, f, sc=Grek)
    • Italian: contagio(it, epidemia, f}}, {{t+, it)m
    adjective 
    1. Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread
    Epidemic hysteria occurred upon the incumbent"s reelection.
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: epidemisch
    • German: epidemisch
      • Greek: (t, el, εÏιδημικÏÏ, sc=Grek)
      • Italian: epidemico , epidemica
      Etymology: Borrowed from épidémique < épidémie borrowed from epidemia borrowed from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (epidÄmios) < (polytonic, á) (epi) "upon" + (polytonic, á) (dÄmos) "people"


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