outbreak

[out-breyk]

Origin:
1595–1605; out- + break

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outbreak (ˈaʊtˌbreɪk)
 
n
a sudden, violent, or spontaneous occurrence, esp of disease or strife

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outbreak
"eruption" (of disease, hostilities, etc.), c.1600, from out + break (v.).
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Example sentences
There was a sudden outbreak of talk about common ground.
Thanks to an unexpected mold outbreak in two residence halls, that far-flung
  fantasy is about to come true.
Not even the threat of a cholera outbreak slowed his pace.
We know well that the so acquired mental weakness furnishes effective support
  for the outbreak of a neurotic disease.
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