Epidemic

Definition of Epidemic

Ep`i`dem´ic
a.1.(Med.) Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; - applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; as, an epidemic disease; an epidemic catarrh, fever, etc. See Endemic.
2.Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil.
It was the epidemical sin of the nation.
- Bp. Burnet.
n.1.(Med.) An epidemic disease.
2.Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.

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