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pandemic

pan·dem·ic

pandemic

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