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  1. outbreaknoun

    outburst, tumult

  2. outbreaknoun

    To burst out

    Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic

    tumult, outburst

  3. outbreaknoun

    To break forth

    There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.

    tumult, outburst

  4. outbreaknoun

    An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief.

    There has been an outbreak of broken windows in the street.

    tumult, outburst

  5. outbreaknoun

    An uproar, riot

    Poorly trained officers can't control a prison outburst without excessive repression

    tumult, outburst

  6. outbreaknoun

    A geological layer that breaks out

    tumult, outburst

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. outbreak

    outburst, tumult, commotion, insurrection, rebellion, ebullition

    subsidence, pacification, quelling, quiet, order, cooling

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outbreak, eruption, irruptionnoun

    a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

    "the outbreak of hostilities"

    volcanic eruption, bam, clap, extravasation, bang, blast, eructation, eruption, irruption

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  1. boomtime

    outbreak of something good

    the business has had an out break in stocks

    Submitted by acronimous on September 7, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. outbreaknoun

    eruption, explosion

  2. outbreaknoun

    riot, row, fray, affray, broil, conflict, breach of the peace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. outbreaknoun

    eruption, outburst, uprising

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. outbreak

    An epidemic

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How to use outbreak in a sentence?

  1. Marc Fischer:

    When and if there is a case of local transmission, we work with local health departments to identify additional cases to define the geographic scope of the outbreak.

  2. Robert Steffen:

    We do have some optimism that this outbreak... will be brought under control in reasonable time.

  3. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    I think it is true that we have a worse outbreak here just by admissions to ICUs as they begin to build. It's not just testing.

  4. Shi Zhengli:

    The unknown viruses that we have discovered are actually just the tip of the iceberg, if we want to protect humans from viruses or avoid a second outbreak of new infectious diseases, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and then give early warnings. If we dont study [ the viruses ], there will possibly be another outbreak, she added. Shi Zhengli is seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, on February 23, 2017. ( AFP via Getty Images) A renowned virologist, Shi is best known for her work with bat coronaviruses at her lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology( WIV). She discovered the natural bat reservoir for the SARS pathogen that spread in southern China from 2002 to 2003. Rumors in mid-April claimed that Shi had been.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    So the good news is that we have a tool we didn't have in the West African outbreak. The sobering news is that we're not able to implement it as extensively as we want to because we don't have access to all the contacts of the contacts of the contacts, because new cases are coming in that we can't trace to any known case.

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