outbreak


out·break

noun \ˈat-ˌbrāk\

Definition of OUTBREAK

1
: a sudden rise in the incidence of a disease <an outbreak of measles>
2
: a sudden increase in numbers of a harmful organism and especially an insect within a particular area <an outbreak of locusts>

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