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The increased consumption of alcoholic beverages in Canada since the outbreak of war is one evidence of this.
William Lyon Mackenzie King

Meaning of "outbreak" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OUTBREAK

outbreak  [ˈaʊtˌbreɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OUTBREAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Outbreak is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OUTBREAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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.

Definition of outbreak in the English dictionary

The definition of outbreak in the dictionary is a sudden, violent, or spontaneous occurrence, esp of disease or strife.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OUTBREAK


aerobrake
ˈɛərəʊˌbreɪk
bandbrake
ˈbændˌbreɪk
brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
canebrake
ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk
daybreak
ˈdeɪˌbreɪk
firebreak
ˈfaɪəˌbreɪk
gaolbreak
ˈdʒeɪlˌbreɪk
halterbreak
ˈhɔːltərˌbreɪk
handbrake
ˈhændˌbreɪk
heartbreak
ˈhɑːtˌbreɪk
housebreak
ˈhaʊsˌbreɪk
inbreak
ˈɪnˌbreɪk
jailbreak
ˈdʒeɪlˌbreɪk
make-or-break
ˌmeɪkəˈbreɪk
parabrake
ˈpærəˌbreɪk
parbreak
ˈpɑːˌbreɪk
stonebreak
ˈstəʊnˌbreɪk
windbreak
ˈwɪndˌbreɪk
wordbreak
ˈwɜːdˌbreɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUTBREAK

outbluster
outboard
outboard motor
outboast
outbound
outbox
outbrag
outbrave
outbrawl
outbrazen
outbreathe
outbred
outbreed
outbreeding
outbribe
outbuild
outbuilding
outbulge
outbulk
outbully

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUTBREAK

career break
city break
coffee break
commercial break
freak
leg break
lucky break
lunch break
make or break
March break
newsbreak
off break
page break
price break
service break
station break
tax break
tea break
tie-break
upbreak

Synonyms and antonyms of outbreak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OUTBREAK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «outbreak» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of outbreak

Translation of «outbreak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUTBREAK

Find out the translation of outbreak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of outbreak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «outbreak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

爆发
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

brote
570 millions of speakers

English

outbreak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रकोप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نُشُوبُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вспышка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

surto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাদুর্ভাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

éruption
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wabak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ausbruch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

勃発
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돌발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wabah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự bùng nổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெடித்தபோது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उद्रेक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

salgın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scoppio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wybuch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

раптовий початок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

izbucnire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξέσπασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitbreek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utbrott
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utbrudd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of outbreak

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OUTBREAK»

The term «outbreak» is very widely used and occupies the 9.269 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUTBREAK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about outbreak

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10 QUOTES WITH «OUTBREAK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word outbreak.
1
Karl Abraham
A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work.
2
Buffalo Bill
Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
3
Michael Burgess
To be able to detect the outbreak of avian flu anywhere in the world is going to require a partnership of several countries that will share information and samples, but it is important to remember a threat anywhere is a threat everywhere.
4
Michael Burgess
We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been.
5
Edward Everett
There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
6
Rose George
When Peru had a cholera outbreak in 1991, losses from tourism and agricultural revenue were three times greater than the total money spent on sanitation in the previous decade.
7
Edward Grey
I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France.
8
Alan Huffman
Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event.
9
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country a steady increase in the consumption of spirits, wine and beer. It is estimated that in dollar volume, the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war.
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William Lyon Mackenzie King
The increased consumption of alcoholic beverages in Canada since the outbreak of war is one evidence of this.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUTBREAK»

Discover the use of outbreak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to outbreak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Outbreak
When a bizarre disease that attacks only physicians and their patients sweeps the country, Dr. Melissa Blumenthal discovers that sinister forces are behind the threat and finds her life in danger
Robin Cook, 1988
2
Outbreak
Murder and intrigue reach epidemic proportions when a devastating plague sweeps the country. Dr. Marissa Blumenthal of the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control investigates--and soon uncovers the medical world's deadliest secret...
Robin Cook, 1988
3
Outbreak
When a bizarre disease that attacks only physicians and their patients sweeps the country, Dr. Melissa Blumenthal discovers that sinister forces are behind the threat and finds her life in danger
Robin Cook, 1988
4
Outbreak: Creating a Contagious Youth Ministry Through Viral ...
He believes if we equip teens to be contagious, unstoppable Christians like those in the book of Acts, a major revival is sure to follow. This new edition contains practical strategies and links to free resources and forums.
Greg A. Stier, 2006
5
Outbreak!: The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior
For others still, the causes are more obscure. This massive collection of extraordinary social behaviors spans more than two millennia, and attempts to place many of the episodes within their greater historical and cultural context.
Hilary Evans, Robert E. Bartholomew, 2009
6
Outbreak Investigations Around the World
Accounts of field investigations, with much related personal information, written by scientists working in the field of epidemiology.
Mark Dworkin, 2010
7
Outbreak: Disease Detectives at Work
A look at the major plagues and epidemics that have happened throughout the world within the last century, and the men and women responsible for stopping them.
Mark P. Friedlander, 2009
8
Surviving the Zombie Outbreak: The Official Zombie Survival ...
This government-issued handbook contains vital information to help you survive in this unprecedented, hostile environment.
Gerald Kielpinski, Brian Gleisberg, 2011
9
Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History
From influenza to small pox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world’s worst diseases–and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever.
Bryn Barnard, 2011
10
Outbreak Investigation, Prevention, and Control in Health ...
Outbreak Investigation, Prevention, and Control in Health Care Settings is a timely resource for health care professionals inside and outside of the hospital covering topics such as: Epidemiology Surveillance Programs in Hospital Settings ...
Kathleen Meehan Arias, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUTBREAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term outbreak is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Whooping couch outbreak expands
Reno County's whooping cough outbreak continues, local health officials said, with the number of suspected pertussis cases now topping 70. «Hutchinson News, Jul 15»
2
CDC reviewing state programs following fatal E. coli outbreak
The CDC review will evaluate DHEC's investigation into the E. coli outbreak as well as the agency's overall infectious disease programs, ... «The State, Jul 15»
3
Salmonella Outbreak From Tuna
Craving sushi? Probably, because the sushi craving never stops, but you might not want to opt for the tuna right now. There's been an outbreak ... «POPSUGAR, Jul 15»
4
Langham hotel salmonella outbreak doesn't deter high tea diners
SWEET tooths unfazed by The Langham hotel's food poisoning outbreak swooned over its chocolate bar high tea delicacies yesterday. «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
5
Safety notice still in place at factory at centre of Legionnaire's outbreak
A safety notice imposed on a Wearside factory at the heart of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak remains in force – seven weeks after it was ... «Sunderland Echo, Jul 15»
6
Health Minister holds review meeting on JE outbreak in Assam …
Shri J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare held a review meeting with senior officials of Health Ministry in the backdrop of recent ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
7
Prosecutors Recommend Life Sentence For Peanut Co. Exec …
Stewart Parnell is the former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, the company behind a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and ... «The Consumerist, Jul 15»
8
Hacked traffic sign warns drivers, 'Ebola outbreak ahead'
Residents of Gwinnett, Georgia were alarmed early Wednesday morning to see an electronic traffic sign warn them: "Ebola outbreak ahead. «Mashable, Jul 15»
9
Children covered in boils after Sunny Side outbreak
Parents of children hospitalized after a Staph outbreak at Sunny Side Day Care say their children's arms, legs and faces are breaking out in ... «Montgomery Advertiser, Jul 15»
10
Health units warn of whooping cough outbreak in Bruce and Huron …
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is working with Huron County to address a whooping cough outbreak. Health officials say there are 39 cases of ... «CTV News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Outbreak [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/outbreak>. Nov 2019 ».
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