- (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area.
- general; universal: pandemic fear of atomic war.
- a pandemic disease.
Origin of pandemic
Related Words for pandemiccatholic, cosmopolitan, empyrean, generic, comprehensive, general, regular, common, broad, sweeping, total, whole, accepted, all, all-inclusive, astronomical, celestial, cosmic, customary, diffuse
Examples from the Web for pandemic
Contemporary Examples of pandemic
The Ebola pandemic in West Africa is having a disastrous effect on tourism on the whole continent.Ebola Could Deal a Death Blow to Africa’s Wildlife
November 3, 2014
If there is a pandemic to be actually worried about, it's the pandemic of fear as we approach the midterm elections.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!
November 2, 2014
“There are sexy issues tied to this pandemic,” she says unapologetically.
Once you start to look at this pandemic there's no way you would ever turn your back.
In 2009 nearly all influenza cases were caused by the pandemic H1N1 virus, driving the previously dominant H3N2 underground.Flu Fears: The Race Between Pandemic Viruses and a Universal Vaccine
John M. Barry
January 14, 2013
Historical Examples of pandemic
Uranian Aphrodite was distinguished from her Pandemic sister by chastened lust-repelling loveliness.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece
John Addington Symonds
Pandemic, pan-dem′ik, adj. incident to a whole people, epidemic.
The disease is nearly always epidemic, though at intervals it appears to be pandemic and in certain districts almost endemic.
The evidence that the great epidemics of influenza are due to some general and pandemic influence is conclusive.
- (of a disease) affecting persons over a wide geographical area; extensively epidemic
- a pandemic disease
Word Origin for pandemic
Word Origin and History for pandemic
- Epidemic over a wide geographic area.
- A pandemic disease.
- An epidemic that spreads over a very wide area, such as an entire country or continent.
A widespread epidemic affecting a large part of the population.