- * * *Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent, global; extensively epidemic. [pan- + G. demos, the people]
* * *pan·dem·ic pan-'dem-ik adj occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population <\pandemic malaria> <\pandemic influenza>pandemic n a pandemic outbreak of a disease
* * *n.an epidemic so widely spread that vast numbers of people in different countries are affected. The Black Death, the epidemic plague that ravaged Europe in the fourteenth century and killed over one third of the population, was a classical pandemic. AIDS is currently considered to be pandemic.• pandemic adj.
* * *pan·dem·ic (pan-demґik) [pan- + Gr. dēmos people] 1. a widespread epidemic of a disease. 2. widely epidemic; distributed or occurring widely throughout a region, country, or continent or globally.
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pandemic — index general, omnibus, predominant, prevailing (current), prevalent, rife Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton … Law dictionary
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pandemic — [[t]pænde̱mɪk[/t]] pandemics N COUNT A pandemic is an occurrence of a disease that affects many people over a very wide area. [FORMAL] They feared a new cholera pandemic... One pandemic of Spanish flu took nearly 22 million lives worldwide … English dictionary
pandemic — n. an epidemic so widely spread that vast numbers of people in different countries are affected. The Black Death, the epidemic plague that ravaged Europe in the fourteenth century and killed over one third of the population, was a classical… … The new mediacal dictionary