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  1. outbreaknoun

    tumult, outburst

  2. outbreaknoun

    To burst out

    Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic

    tumult, outburst

  3. outbreaknoun

    A sudden increase.

    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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Editors Contribution

  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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  1. Anthony Fauci:

    There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control and, in fact, paradoxically, will set you back, not only leading to some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to try to get economic recovery.

  2. Julian Evans-Pritchard:

    This suggests that the economy is contracting at its fastest pace since the height of the initial Covid-19 outbreak in February 2020.

  3. Michael Every:

    The base case is rapidly shifting from 'Bad', meaning only China is impacted, to 'Ugly', where both emerging Asia and developed economies see soaring infection rates and deaths, its effects will likely resemble the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 more than the SARS outbreak in 2003.

  4. Gareth Leather:

    With the recent COVID-19 outbreak under control and the vaccine rollout gaining momentum, consumption should recover.

  5. Douglas Donovan:

    The category for recoveries began when the outbreak was centered in China, which was issuing official reports on recoveries.

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