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Main Entry: 1ep·i·dem·ic
Pronunciation: secondarystressep-schwa-primarystressdem-ik
Function: adjective
Etymology: derived from Greek epidemacronmia "an epidemic, visit," from epidemacronmos "visiting, epidemic," from epi- "on, at" and demacronmos "people, the masses" --related to DEMOCRACY
: spreading widely and affecting many individuals at one time

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