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pan·dem·ic

pandemic

 
 
pronunciation:
paen de mihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a widespread outbreak of disease that afflicts many people over different continents.
The disease spread rapidly and there were fears of a pandemic.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of a disease, afflicting many individuals over many continents.
definition 2: widespread or universal.
There was pandemic alarm at the prospect of war.
antonyms:
endemic
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