Definitions for outbreakˈaʊtˌbreɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sudden occurrence; eruption:
the outbreak of war.
a sudden manifestation:
an outbreak of hives.
an insurrection, revolt, or mutiny.
outbreak, eruption, irruption(noun)
a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
"the outbreak of hostilities"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a time when many people in the same area get an illness
an outbreak of the flu
An eruption, sudden appearance
Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic
A sudden increase.
There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.
An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief.
There has been an outbreak of broken windows in the street.
An uproar, riot
Poorly trained officers can't control a prison outburst without excessive repression
A geological layer that breaks out
To burst out
To break forth
Origin: From *, from utabrecan, equivalent to . Cognate with uitbreken, ausbrechen.
Outbreak is a term used in epidemiology to describe an occurrence of disease greater than would otherwise be expected at a particular time and place. It may affect a small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. Two linked cases of a rare infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak. Outbreaks may also refer to epidemics, which affect a region in a country or a group of countries, or pandemics, which describe global disease outbreaks.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'outbreak' in Nouns Frequency: #2719
Translations for outbreak
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden beginning (usually of something unpleasant)
the outbreak of war.
- uitbreking, uitbarstingAfrikaans
- إنْتِشار، نُشوبArabic
- erupçãoPortuguese (BR)
- der AusbruchGerman
- ξαφνικό ξεκίνημα, ξέσπασμαGreek
- izbijanje, početakCroatian
- það að brjótast út; upphafIcelandic
- 돌연한 발생Korean
- staigi pradžia/kilimasLithuanian
- izcelšanās; uzliesmojumsLatvian
- het uitbrekenDutch
- واقع كيدلPashto
- (внезапное) начало; вспышкаRussian
- patlak verme, baş göstermeTurkish
- 爆發Chinese (Trad.)
- раптовий початокUkrainian
- پھوٹ پڑنا، آغازUrdu
- bùng nổVietnamese
- 爆发Chinese (Simp.)
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