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outbreak


outbreak

noun

Definition of OUTBREAK

1
a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity <there was an immediate outbreak of paper shuffling and a pretense of work when the supervisor passed through the room>
Near Antonyms calm, doldrums, slump
2
open fighting against authority (as one's own government) <the government quelled the outbreak with ruthless efficiency>

March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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