In mid-summer, as the epidemic swept through the region, schools closed one by one.
Lee Siegel on the current epidemic of political cowardice—and the death of the noble defeat.
Problems include an epidemic of Roundup-resistant weeds, and increased use of Roundup and other herbicides to kill them.
But with no sign of an epidemic in the U.S. it seems, at the very least, irrational.
A provocative new book argues that an epidemic of litigation is hurting the country.
The trees seemed to have been killed by some kind of an epidemic.
Then, too, when our artist friend was with us we were in the grasp of an epidemic of cholera.
Thousands of men perished in the explosions, and the epidemic had risen to its height of horror.
The antibody could be synthesized and one could attack any epidemic with confidence.
Perhaps the simplest form of this craze is seen in the epidemic character of childrens games.
epidemic ep·i·dem·ic (ěp'ĭ-děm'ĭk) or ep·i·dem·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time, as of a disease or illness. n.
An outbreak or unusually high occurrence of a disease or illness in a population or area.
An outbreak of a disease or illness that spreads rapidly among individuals in an area or population at the same time. See also endemic, pandemic.