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synonyms for outbreak

  • crash
  • disruption
  • epidemic
  • eruption
  • explosion
  • flare-up
  • onset
  • plague
  • storm
  • surge
  • uprising
  • beginning
  • blowup
  • brawl
  • break
  • breaking
  • burst
  • commencement
  • commotion
  • convulsion
  • crack
  • dawn
  • detonation
  • discharge
  • disorder
  • ebullition
  • effervescence
  • fit
  • flash
  • fury
  • gush
  • insurrection
  • irruption
  • mutiny
  • outburst
  • outpouring
  • paroxysm
  • rebellion
  • revolution
  • roar
  • sally
  • sortie
  • spasm
  • spurt
  • thunder
  • tumult
  • volley
  • bursting
  • gushing
  • rending
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antonyms for outbreak

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  • calm
  • peace
  • calmness
  • completion
  • conclusion
  • continuity
  • end
  • ending
  • finish
  • harmony
  • obedience
  • order
  • finale
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How to use outbreak in a sentence

In recent decades, more outbreaks have been caused by vaccine strains than by wild virus.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGISTS HAVE CREATED A SLOW-GROWING VERSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS TO GIVE AS A VACCINEDAVID ROTMANSEPTEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The coronavirus outbreak ranks second, at 20 percent, and those voters break 88 percent to 8 percent for Biden.
POST-ABC WISCONSIN POLL SHOWS BIDEN HOLDING NARROW EDGE OVER TRUMPDAN BALZ, EMILY GUSKINSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The outbreak, which began in a single housing unit, nearly tripled from 44 active cases two weeks ago to 160 earlier this week.
FEDERAL JAIL DOWNTOWN NOW HAS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S WORST COVID OUTBREAKSMAYA SRIKRISHNANSEPTEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Kloecker said Germany informed China overnight of the outbreak, but declined to comment further.
EUROPE IS ON HIGH ALERT AFTER A DEADLY SWINE VIRUS EMERGES IN GERMANYBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
The growing outbreak at the university comes as case numbers across Georgia continue to fall.
THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA’S COVID SURGE CONTINUES, WITH 1,400 CASES REPORTED THIS WEEKLEE CLIFFORDSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
The metric measures how many community outbreaks have occurred within the past seven days.
MORNING REPORT: A QUESTIONABLE STAT THAT’S GUIDING REOPENINGVOICE OF SAN DIEGOSEPTEMBER 9, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Now that more data is available – and the number of outbreaks has gone up – they think the number may need to be revised.
THE COUNTY IS RETHINKING A MAJOR CORONAVIRUS TRIGGERWILL HUNTSBERRYSEPTEMBER 9, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
UC San Diego is testing its sewage to monitor the spread of the coronavirus on campus and potentially catch outbreaks before they occur.
MORNING REPORT: HOTEL WORKERS WANT THEIR JOBS BACKVOICE OF SAN DIEGOSEPTEMBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Hundreds of thousands of people may go dark for days while trapped indoors due to wildfire smoke and Covid-19 outbreaks.
CALIFORNIA FACES WIDESPREAD POWER CUTS AFTER WEEKS OF DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRESKDUNN6SEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
Many regions manage outbreaks by dumping pesticides onto swarms from planes.
A SINGLE CHEMICAL MAY DRAW LONELY LOCUSTS INTO A HUNGRY SWARMJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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