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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

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

  2. outbreak(Noun)

    A sudden increase.

    There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.

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

  3. outbreak(Noun)

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

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

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

  4. outbreak(Noun)

    An uproar, riot

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

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

  5. outbreak(Noun)

    A geological layer that breaks out

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

  6. outbreak(Verb)

    To burst out

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

  7. outbreak(Verb)

    To break forth

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

Wikipedia

  1. Outbreak

    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.

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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  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

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  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. Goushi Kataoka:

    I don't think the BOJ needs to take additional monetary easing steps now in response to the coronavirus outbreak, we need to first look at how serious the impact from the outbreak would be.

  2. John Lyon:

    We're not punishing the people who are doing the right thing already and following the rules. We just want to encourage everyone to do the right thing so we can stop this outbreak.

  3. Gavin Screaton:

    Although this work is at a very early stage, it suggests previous exposure to dengue virus may enhance Zika infection, this may be why the current outbreak has been so severe, and why it has been in areas where dengue is prevalent.

  4. Jeremy Farrar:

    The uncertainty is very difficult to communicate, but it absolutely underlines why research is so critical, there are so many unanswered questions, all with really profound implications - for the epidemic, for the survivors and their families, and for the next inevitable outbreak of Ebola.

  5. Tommy Xie:

    Any move to de-escalate is always good. Especially, when the market is overwhelmed by the news about virus, good news about tariff is refreshing, the announcement shows China's commitment to implement the phase one trade deal despite the disruptions from the recent virus outbreak.

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