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pandemic

noun

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medical an occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly and affects a large number of people over a wide area or throughout the world
  • The 1918 flu pandemic claimed millions of lives.
  • the AIDS pandemic

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pandemic

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of pandemic (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of pandemic was in 1666

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“Pandemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pandemic. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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