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Definition of Outbreak

Outbreak

  1. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection.

Outbreak Quotations

Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event.
Alan Huffman

It's a relief to hear the rain. It's the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or rivulet or flood.
Alice Oswald

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
Buffalo Bill

When Peru had a cholera outbreak in 1991, losses from tourism and agricultural revenue were three times greater than the total money spent on sanitation in the previous decade.
Rose George

Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country a steady increase in the consumption of spirits, wine and beer. It is estimated that in dollar volume, the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Outbreak Translations

outbreak in German is Ausbruch {m}
outbreak in Italian is esplosione
outbreak in Swedish is utbrott
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