Origin of epidemic
OTHER WORDS FROM epidemicep·i·dem·i·cal·ly, adverbep·i·de·mic·i·ty [ep-i-duh-mis-i-tee], /ˌɛp ɪ dəˈmɪs ɪ ti/, nounin·ter·ep·i·dem·ic, adjectivepre·ep·i·dem·ic, noun, adjective
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How to use epidemic in a sentence
America’s coronavirus epidemic hit blue states particularly hard at first, especially in the Northeast.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
Parents care about safety, and they feel that bullying has become an epidemic in our schools.Our Public Schools Have a Customer Service Problem|Thomas Courtney|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We didn’t take a stand on ending gun violence and the gun violence epidemic because of the impact that it has on perpetuating racism in this country.Levi Strauss’s Chip Bergh on why he’s taking his most direct stance yet against structural racism|Ellen McGirt|September 1, 2020|Fortune
The coronavirus pandemic has shown anyone paying attention that epidemics do not end at borders.Want to end HIV? Actions speak louder than sound bites|Cecilia Chung, Ronald Johnson, Naina Khanna and Sean Strub|August 22, 2020|Washington Blade
We have high rates of heart disease and diabetes and these factors make an already dangerous epidemic particularly lethal to folks like me, and to my community.Queer communities need COVID relief now|Rune Longoria|August 20, 2020|Washington Blade
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.
With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.
Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In mid-summer, as the epidemic swept through the region, schools closed one by one.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids|Abby Haglage|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rape and sexual assault may be less of an epidemic than other studies suggest.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Added to this, an epidemic of cholera had just broken out in the town, and the childrens maid nearly fell a victim to the disease.
Hardly had the boys mother left St. Petersburg, when an epidemic of scarlet fever broke out in the school.
At his instigation a persecution of unprecedented virulence raged like an epidemic throughout the empire.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
In Richmond alone, approximately eight hundred people succumbed during this epidemic period.
For example, a dreadful influenza epidemic occurred followed by a severe fuel shortage due to a railroad strike.
British Dictionary definitions for epidemic
Derived forms of epidemicepidemically, adverb
Word Origin for epidemic
Scientific definitions for epidemic
Cultural definitions for epidemic
A contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely among the population in an area. Immunization and quarantine are two of the methods used to control an epidemic.