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Another word for outbreak

  1. A sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

      1. Resulting from or acting with ill-considered haste or boldness.
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time:
      2. Widely prevalent:
      3. An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
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  2. The act of emerging violently from limits or restraints

      1. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion:
      1. A release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.
      2. A violent bursting as a result of internal pressure.
      3. The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
      1. The act or process of erupting.
      2. An instance of erupting.
      3. A sudden, often violent outburst.
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  3. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion

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Another word for outbreak

  1. A sudden violent appearance

  2. Sudden violence