US: /ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk/, /ˌɛpɪˈdɛmɪk/
English Vietnamese dictionary
- tính từ
- an epidemic disease: bệnh dịch
- danh từ
- bệnh dịch ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
Advanced English dictionary
1 a large number of cases of a particular disease happening at the same time in a particular community: the outbreak of a flu epidemic + an epidemic of measles + Effectively, tobacco companies will be exporting an epidemic of smoking-related diseases, the campaign suggests.
2 a sudden rapid increase in how often sth bad happens: an epidemic of crime in the inner cities
epidemic adjective: Car theft is now reaching epidemic proportions.
1 widespread, universal, prevalent, prevailing, rampant, general, wide-ranging, pandemic:
The disease has reached epidemic proportions.
2 plague, pestilence, scourge, rash, growth, upsurge, outbreak, spread:
An epidemic of anthrax has affected the cattle.
major | widespread, worldwide | cholera, flu, typhoid, etc.
EPIDEMIC + VERB
break out, strike (sth)
A typhus epidemic struck in the winter of 1919?20.
| spread, sweep (sth)
the flu epidemic sweeping the country
during/in an/the ~
Over fifty people died during the flu epidemic last winter.
| ~ of
an epidemic of cholera
reach epidemic proportions
Marriage breakdown in the West has reached epidemic proportions.
Concise English dictionary
+a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
+(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously