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epidemic

(Disease), noun ailment, contagion, disease, endemic, illness, infection, malady, pandemic, plague, scourge, sickness
Associated concepts: antiepidemic law, epidemic law, pandemic

epidemic

(Large scale), noun a far-reaching occurrence, a rampant situation, a universal situation, a wideepread situation, acceleration, an omnibus situation, burreoning number, comprehensiveness, extensiveness, flurry, increasing number, mounting number, upsurge, upturn
Associated concepts: class action
See also: contagious, current, disease, far reaching, general, pestilent, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, rife
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The model proposes that bacteria spread epidemically among lizard mouths via prey that escape an initial attack," the Daily Mail quoted the researchers from the University of Texas as saying.
The ammo didn't generate enough power to reliably cycle the slides, and malfunctions occurred epidemically up and down the firing line.
This is not unique as many investigations conducted in different geographical areas have demonstrated an increase in the antimicrobial resistance spectrum among epidemically significant V.