This spirit will be caught by other officers, for bravery is epidemical and contagious as the plague.
It appears often in the epidemical form and spreads by contagion.
There are moral disorders which at times spread like epidemical maladies through towns, and countries, and even nations.
But there was raging then a sort of epidemical belief in native deficiency and in the absolute necessity of importing art talent.
Bayle calls it an epidemical disease in the republic of letters, and poets seem especially liable to this complaint.
This disease exactly resembled that which was so epidemical in the year 1733.
In the middle of this season the influenza returned, and colds and coughs were epidemical.
I am charmed to see a part of your Majesty's Dominions in a state of Pyrrhonism; the disease is epidemical here at present.
First, the physicians are to take care that they do nothing to irritate this epidemical distemper.
This is as mad a Measure, as imprisoning the Physicians in an epidemical Sickness would be.
epidemic ep·i·dem·ic (ěp'ĭ-děm'ĭk) or ep·i·dem·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time, as of a disease or illness. n.
An outbreak or unusually high occurrence of a disease or illness in a population or area.
An outbreak of a disease or illness that spreads rapidly among individuals in an area or population at the same time. See also endemic, pandemic.