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Definition of the adjective epidemic

What does epidemic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously

Alternative definition of the adjective epidemic


  1. Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread

Definition of the noun epidemic

What does epidemic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: epidemics

  1. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

Alternative definition of the noun epidemic


  1. A 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.


  1. "Epidemic" is a 1987 Danish science fiction horror film directed by Lars von Trier and the second installment of von Trier's Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime and Europa.
  2. "Epidemic" a.k.a. "Contagion" is a 2002 drama and sci-fi film written by Russell V. Manzatt and directed by John Murlowski.
  3. "Epidemic": A járvány is a Hungarian film directed by Pál Gábor. It was released in 1975.


"Epidemic" is a book by Brian Ward.


"Epidemic" a.k.a. "Epidemic!" is a real-time strategy game in which the player stands in control of a world on the brink of extinction.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Strategic Simulations
  • genres: Strategy video game, Real-time strategy
  • publisher: Strategic Simulations
  • released in (32 years ago)


  1. "Epidemic": Epidemie is the fifth studio album by the Polish heavy metal band Turbo. It was released in 1989 in Poland through Polskie Nagrania Muza. In 1990 English version of the album entitled Epidemic was released through Metalmaster Records.
  2. "Epidemic" is a composition.
  3. "Epidemic" is a musical single of Exit EEE.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  4. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Pail.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  5. "Epidemic" is a musical EP of Souless Affection.
  6. "Epidemic" is a composition.
  7. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Diluvian.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Souless Affection.
  9. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Seventh Calling.
  10. "Epidemic" is a musical single of Displaced Paranormals.
  11. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Panic.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  12. "EPidemic" is a musical EP of IllScarlett.
  13. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Jay Tholen.
  14. "Epidemic" is a musical album of Epidemic.
  15. "Epidemic" is a composition.
  16. "Epidemic" is a composition.


  1. Epidemic was an American death/thrash band which was part of the Bay Area thrash scene.
  2. Epidemic is a musical group.
    • albums: "Monochrome Skies", "Illin Spree", "Somethin’ for tha Listeners", "The Soulution"
  3. Epidemic is a musical group.
    • albums: "Advance Tape", "Artificial Peace", "Industrial"
  4. Epidemic is a musical group.
    • album: "Epidemic"
  5. Epidemic is a musical group.
  6. Epidemic is a musical group.
    • album: "Infectious Reality"

There are other groups with in their name, like Epidemic Cause, Epidemic Elements.


  1. Epidemic: An epidemic is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of persons in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less. For example, in meningococcal infections, an attack rate in excess of 15 cases per 100,000 persons for two consecutive weeks is considered an epidemic.
  2. Epidemic is the third EP from rock band New Years Day. It is their first release since their departure from label Century Media Records, and their first on new label Grey Area Records.

Phrases with Epidemic

  1. epidemic cholera
  2. epidemic disease
  3. epidemic myalgia
  4. epidemic roseola
  5. epidemic hysertia
  6. epidemic parotitis
  7. epidemic meningitis
  8. epidemic pleurodynia
  9. epidemic encephalitis
  10. Epidemic Polyarthritis
  11. Virgin Fields Epidemic

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Epidemic

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

adjective Referring to an epidemic noun The occurrence of more cases of a disease or illness than expected in a given community or region or among a specific group of people over a particular period of time; a wave of infections in a region ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods (2000)

by Mitchell H Gail, Jacques Benichou

MCLAUGHLIN Epicure see Software, Biostatistical Epidemic Curve An epidemic curve is a plot of time trends in the occurrence of a disease or other health-related event for a defined population and time ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta, Sander Greenland, Miguel Hernán, Isabel dos Santos Silva, John M. Last

Epidemic, common source 94 full field investigation; two cases of such a disease associated in time and place may be sufficient evidence to be considered an epidemic. Classic epidemics initially identified following the occurrence of small ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals (2001)

by R. W. Ashford

Epidemic haemorrhagic fever see Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. Epidemic relapsing...

Classical epidemic typhus, also known as louse-borne typhus, is the only rickettsial disease that can cause explosive epidemics in humans.

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

fever Rift valley fever Epidemic haemorrhagic fever Sandfly fever Bacterial and Rickettsial Infections Tick typhus Queensland tick typhus Q fever Relapsing fever Tularaemia Scrub typhus Epidemic typhus Relapsing fever Epidemic (murine) ...

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Quotes about Epidemic

It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World. (Jared Diamond)
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Scrabble value of E1P3I1D2E1M3I1C3

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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