(comparative more epidemical, superlative most epidemical)
- Alternative form of epidemic.
Variant of epidemic
prevalent and spreading rapidly among many individuals in a community at the same time: said esp. of a serious human contagious disease
Origin of epidemicFrench épidémique ; from Middle French ; from Medieval Latin epidemicus ; from epidemia ; from Classical Greek epidēmia ; from epidēmios, among the people, general ; from epi-, epi- + dēmos, people: see democracy
- an epidemic disease
- the rapid spreading of such a disease
- a rapid, widespread occurrence or growth