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Epidemy vs. Epidemic

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  • Epidemy (noun)

    An epidemic disease

  • Epidemic (noun)

    A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population.

  • Epidemic (noun)

    An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.

  • Epidemic (adjective)

    Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread

    "Epidemic hysteria occurred upon the incumbent’s reelection."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Epidemy (noun)

    An epidemic disease.

  • Epidemic (adjective)

    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.

  • Epidemic (adjective)

    Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil.

  • Epidemic (noun)

    An epidemic disease.

  • Epidemic (noun)

    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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