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epidemic
used in Listening for Lions

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Definition
a widespread outbreak of a disease that is passed from one person (or other organism) to another

or more rarely:  anything that spreads quickly — especially something bad
  • It seemed unfair to me that everyone else was fighting the epidemic and I could do nothing.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (32% in)
  • Mr. Pritchard said, "I have cabled the mission board that your parents have succumbed to the influenza epidemic."
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (71% in)
  • I told of the time there was a cholera epidemic and of the illnesses that came from bad water.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (62% in)

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