Antonyms for epidemic

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Then, too, when our artist friend was with us we were in the grasp of an epidemic of cholera.

The antibody could be synthesized and one could attack any epidemic with confidence.

Only fallin' in love is kind of epidemic down at the boardin' house, I guess.

Not a Moon man, on the other hand, had survived the epidemic.

Their expenses were enlarged, as were those of the other families, by an epidemic of smallpox.

An epidemic has prevailed at Urbino, and has entered your paternal dwelling.

There was an epidemic of baseness over the land, and but few escaped the contagion.

The streets were full of it; in Harvard it became an epidemic.

Lingen caught the epidemic, and ceased to think or talk about himself.

Investigation of the water-supply showed the undoubted cause of the epidemic.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French épidémique, from épidemié "an epidemic disease," from Medieval Latin epidemia, from Greek epidemia "prevalence of an epidemic disease" (especially the plague), from epi "among, upon" (see epi-) + demos "people, district" (see demotic).

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