outbreak

  • 1 Outbreak — Título Estallido (España) Epidemia (Hispanoamérica) Ficha técnica Dirección Wolfgang Petersen Producción Gail Katz Arnold Kopelson …

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  • 2 outbreak — out break , n. 1. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection; mutiny; revolt. Mobs and outbreaks. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden beginning of a violent event; as, the outbreak… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 outbreak — (n.) eruption (of disease, hostilities, etc.), c.1600, from OUT (Cf. out) + BREAK (Cf. break) (v.). Outbreak was a verb in Middle English (c.1300) …

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  • 4 outbreak — I noun affray, aggression, agitation, assault, attack, bloodshed, blow up, brawl, breach, breach of the peace, burst, cataclysm, commotion, conflict, convulsion, declaration of war, disruption, disturbance, ebullition, eruption, explosion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 outbreak — [n] sudden happening beginning, blowup, brawl, break, breaking, burst, bursting, commencement, commotion, convulsion, crack, crash, dawn, detonation, discharge, disorder, disruption, ebullition, effervescence, epidemic, eruption, explosion, fit,… …

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  • 6 outbreak — ► NOUN ▪ a sudden or violent occurrence of war, disease, etc …

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  • 7 outbreak — [out′brāk΄] n. 1. a breaking out; sudden occurrence, as of disease or war 2. an insurrection or riot …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Outbreak — For other uses, see Outbreak (disambiguation). 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… …

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  • 9 outbreak — 01. With tensions mounting between the different ethnic groups, the U.N. fears the [outbreak] of a civil war. 02. Decreased tourist revenues are believed to be the result of the SARS [outbreak] in Canada. 03. The Queen s visit has been postponed… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 Outbreak — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Outbreak – Lautlose Killer Originaltitel Outbreak …

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  • 11 outbreak — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ large, major, serious, severe ▪ fresh (esp. BrE), further (esp. BrE), new ▪ recent …

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  • 12 outbreak */ — UK [ˈaʊtˌbreɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms outbreak : singular outbreak plural outbreaks the sudden start of war, disease, violence etc outbreak of: An outbreak of food poisoning led to the deaths of five people. the outbreak of war …

    English dictionary

  • 13 outbreak — out|break [ˈautbreık] n if there is an outbreak of fighting or disease in an area, it suddenly starts to happen ▪ a cholera outbreak outbreak of ▪ outbreaks of fighting ▪ the outbreak of World War II →break out at ↑break1 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 outbreak — [[t]a͟ʊtbreɪk[/t]] outbreaks N COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp If there is an outbreak of something unpleasant, such as violence or a disease, it suddenly starts to happen. The four day festival ended a day early after an outbreak of violence… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 outbreak — noun Date: 1602 1. a. a sudden or violent increase in activity or currency < the outbreak of war > b. a sudden rise in the incidence of a disease < an outbreak of measles > c. a sudden increase in numbers of a harmful organism and especially an… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 outbreak — /owt brayk /, n. 1. a sudden breaking out or occurrence; eruption: the outbreak of war. 2. a sudden and active manifestation: an outbreak of hives. 3. an outburst: an outbreak of temper. 4. an insurrection, revolt, or mutiny. 5. a public… …

    Universalium

  • 17 outbreak — out|break [ aut,breık ] noun count * the sudden start of war, disease, violence, etc.: outbreak of: An outbreak of food poisoning led to the deaths of five people. the outbreak of war …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 outbreak — 1. noun a) An eruption, sudden appearance Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic b) A sudden increase. There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school. Syn …

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  • 19 outbreak — out·break au̇t .brāk n 1) a sudden rise in the incidence of a disease <an outbreak of measles> 2) a sudden increase in numbers of a harmful organism and esp. an insect within a particular area <an outbreak of locusts> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 outbreak — noun (C) a sudden appearance or start of war, fighting, or serious disease: a cholera outbreak (+ of): renewed outbreaks of fighting | the outbreak of World War II see also: break out break 1 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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