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Definition of Epidemic


  1. Alt. of Epidemical
  2. An epidemic disease.
  3. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.

Epidemic Quotations

The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.
Bill Gates

Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.
Peter Agre

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Warren Buffett

Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
Andrew Weil

I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America.
Morgan Spurlock
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Epidemic Translations

epidemic in French is contagion
epidemic in German is Seuche, Epidemie
epidemic in Latin is pestis pestis
epidemic in Norwegian is farsott, epidemi, epidemisk
epidemic in Spanish is epidemia
epidemic in Swedish is farsot, epidemi, epidemi
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