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adjective as in widespread

noun as in widespread disease

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America’s coronavirus epidemic hit blue states particularly hard at first, especially in the Northeast.

From Vox

Parents care about safety, and they feel that bullying has become an epidemic in our schools.

We didn’t take a stand on ending gun violence and the gun violence epidemic because of the impact that it has on perpetuating racism in this country.

From Fortune

The coronavirus pandemic has shown anyone paying attention that epidemics do not end at borders.

We have high rates of heart disease and diabetes and these factors make an already dangerous epidemic particularly lethal to folks like me, and to my community.

While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.

With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.

Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?

In mid-summer, as the epidemic swept through the region, schools closed one by one.

Rape and sexual assault may be less of an epidemic than other studies suggest.

Added to this, an epidemic of cholera had just broken out in the town, and the childrens maid nearly fell a victim to the disease.

Hardly had the boys mother left St. Petersburg, when an epidemic of scarlet fever broke out in the school.

At his instigation a persecution of unprecedented virulence raged like an epidemic throughout the empire.

In Richmond alone, approximately eight hundred people succumbed during this epidemic period.

For example, a dreadful influenza epidemic occurred followed by a severe fuel shortage due to a railroad strike.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to epidemic, such as: contagious, endemic, infectious, catching, general, and pandemic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.