What does outbreak mean?

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ˈaʊtˌbreɪkout·break

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outbreak, eruption, irruptionnoun

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

    "the outbreak of hostilities"

GCIDE

  1. outbreaknoun

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

  2. outbreaknoun

    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. outbreaknoun

    An eruption, sudden appearance

    Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic

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

  2. outbreaknoun

    A sudden increase.

    There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.

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

  3. outbreaknoun

    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. outbreaknoun

    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. outbreaknoun

    A geological layer that breaks out

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

  6. outbreakverb

    To burst out

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

  7. outbreakverb

    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

  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. Anthony Fauci:

    There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control and, in fact, paradoxically, will set you back, not only leading to some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to try to get economic recovery.

  2. Hong Kong:

    We have to contain the pandemic to ensure that there will not be a major outbreak in the community again.

  3. Jamie McGoldrick:

    What will happen is that this cholera outbreak will in fact exacerbate the conditions and the threat of famine in more places than ever in the country.

  4. Xi Jinping:

    We mobilized the whole country, laid out an overall plan, responded swiftly, and adopted the most comprehensive, strictest measures to start a people's war on preventing and controlling the outbreak.

  5. Robert Steffen:

    We do have some optimism that this outbreak... will be brought under control in reasonable time.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. ultimo
    • B. foreordained
    • C. extroversive
    • D. articulate

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