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Definition of Outbreak


  1. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection.

Outbreak Quotations

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

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

Every outbreak across the globe today stems from a descendant of the medieval plague.
Hendrik Poinar

I'll never forget the first screening at the Berlin Film Festival. As soon as the film ended there was an outbreak of booing, which made us look at each other with some surprise.
John Schlesinger

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
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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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