What does outbreak mean?

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ˈaʊtˌbreɪkout·break

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outbreak, eruption, irruption(noun)

    a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

    "the outbreak of hostilities"

GCIDE

  1. outbreak(n.)

    A sudden beginning of a violent event; as, the outbreak of hostilities between ethnic groups.

  2. outbreak(n.)

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. outbreak(Noun)

    An eruption, sudden appearance

    Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic

  2. outbreak(Noun)

    A sudden increase.

    There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.

  3. outbreak(Noun)

    An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief.

    There has been an outbreak of broken windows in the street.

  4. outbreak(Noun)

    An uproar, riot

    Poorly trained officers can't control a prison outburst without excessive repression

  5. outbreak(Noun)

    A geological layer that breaks out

  6. outbreak(Verb)

    To burst out

  7. outbreak(Verb)

    To break forth

  8. Origin: From *, from utabrecan, equivalent to . Cognate with uitbreken, ausbrechen.

Freebase

  1. Outbreak

    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

  1. Outbreak

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outbreak' in Nouns Frequency: #2719

Anagrams for outbreak »

  1. kabouter

  2. breakout, break out

  3. Break out

  4. Breakout

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outbreak in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outbreak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of outbreak in a Sentence

  1. Tedros Adhanom:

    We are now at a critical point in the outbreak.

  2. Irene Eckstrand:

    It's useful to predict where an outbreak is going.

  3. Karen Smith:

    We were able to contain the outbreak within two months.

  4. Anne Schuchat:

    Don't let this outbreak become your family's heartbreak.

  5. David Heymann:

    All these (factors) came together and led to an outbreak.

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