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outbreak, eruption, irruptionnoun
a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
"the outbreak of hostilities"
A sudden beginning of a violent event; as, the outbreak of hostilities between ethnic groups.
A sudden occurrence or manifestation; -- usually of disease or emotion, in one person or a group; as, an outbreak of measles among the students; he had an outbreak of shingles; an outbreak of nervousness in the mob.
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
Etymology: From *, from utabrecan, equivalent to. Cognate with uitbreken, ausbrechen.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
That which breaks forth; eruption.
Etymology: out and break.
Breathe his faults so quaintly,
That they may seem the taints of liberty,
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. William Shakespeare.
In epidemiology, an outbreak is a sudden increase in occurrences of a disease in a particular time and place. It may affect a small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. Four linked cases of a rare infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak. Outbreaks include epidemics, which term is normally only used for infectious diseases, as well as diseases with an environmental origin, such as a water or foodborne disease. They may affect a region in a country or a group of countries. Pandemics are near-global disease outbreaks when multiple countries across the world are infected.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt′brāk, n. a breaking out: eruption: a disturbance of the peace.—v.i. Outbreak′, to burst forth.—ns. Out′breaker, a wave which breaks on the shore or on rocks; Out′breaking.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'outbreak' in Nouns Frequency: #2719
breakout, break out
The numerical value of outbreak in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of outbreak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
The fact that only one of 50 contacts of the initial monkeypox-infected patient has been infected shows how poorly infectious the virus is, it is wrong to think that we are on the brink of a nationwide outbreak.
We expect a large scale outbreak in weeks.
The thing we did not see coming was not the virus. We didn't see the total absence of the federal government leadership that we have become accustomed to in every other outbreak, we know what to do.
The investigation has not conclusively identified the source of this outbreak, but most ill people interviewed reported eating soft cheese before becoming ill. The investigation is ongoing.
For this outbreak, I think they'll be down to zero fairly soon, but it does illustrate the risks of Covid still in a zero Covid strategy, this won't be the last outbreak -- there will be more outbreaks in the months to come.
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