Outbreak



[out-breyk] /ˈaʊtˌbreɪk/

noun
1.
a sudden 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 disturbance; riot.
/ˈaʊtˌbreɪk/
noun
1.
a sudden, violent, or spontaneous occurrence, esp of disease or strife
n.

“eruption” (of disease, hostilities, etc.), c.1600, from out + break (v.). Outbreak was a verb in Middle English (c.1300).

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