[ in-foh-dem-ik ]

  1. a massive amount of widely and rapidly circulating information about a particular crisis or controversial issue, consisting of a confusing combination of fact, falsehood, rumor, and opinion: The swine flu infodemic has sparked a national drama that puts our fantasies and fears on public display.

Origin of infodemic

First recorded in 2000–05; info + (epi)demic

Words Nearby infodemic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023