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Definition of pandemic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pandemic

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BrE BrE//pænˈdemɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pænˈdemɪk//
 
Ailments and diseases
 
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a disease that spreads over a whole country or the whole world See related entries: Ailments and diseases Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Greek pandēmos (from pan ‘all’ + dēmos ‘people’) + -ic.

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