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  1. ep·i·dem·ic
    IPA[ˌepəˈdemik]
  2. noun

    adjective

    • 1. of the nature of an epidemic:

      shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: epidemic, plural noun: epidemics

    • noun

      a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time:

      a sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon:

    • adjective

      of the nature of an epidemic:
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