Saturday, July 17, 2004
pandemic adjective [pan-DEM-ik] Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.
Definitions for pandemic
- Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.
- A pandemic disease.
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Citations for pandemic
Believed to have originated in India in ancient times before first ravaging the Roman world as early as A.D. 165, since then it [smallpox] had scourged humanity in what amounted to a permanent pandemic, causing incalculable loss of life and misery through morbidity and disfigurement.
Within a decade, half a million had perished. Nobody guessed that such a rare disease would become a pandemic.