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The sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease, etc.‘the outbreak of World War II’
start, beginning, onset, breaking out, opening, outset, day one, inception, dawn, genesiseruption, flare-up, upsurge, outburst, epidemic, breakout, sudden appearance, rash, wave, spate, flood, explosion, burst, blaze, flurryView synonyms
- ‘The World Health Organisation says to prevent serious outbreaks of disease, the uptake needs to be around 95 per cent.’
- ‘The combination has lead to the increase in outbreaks of the disease.’
- ‘The bathing had been ordered to control an outbreak of scabies, a skin disease.’
- ‘Their clan elders, however, are attempting to calm them down, fearing the outbreak of civil war.’
- ‘Acute diarrhoea was rare in these sections, and no outbreaks of gastroenteritis were recorded.’
- ‘Avian cholera outbreaks occur primarily in winter and early spring.’
- ‘Today there are occasional outbreaks of their modern equivalents, mostly in small groups in exposed areas.’
- ‘We learned of a deadly cholera outbreak in the area.’
- ‘Conditions in Australian cities were so poor that Sydney suffered an outbreak of plague at the turn of the century.’
- ‘The situation is easing, although sporadic fresh outbreaks are still occurring.’
- ‘Recently the city witnessed an outbreak of gastroenteritis, which claimed seven lives.’
- ‘Reported outbreaks affect females disproportionately more often than males, and frequently involve adolescents or children.’
- ‘Within two weeks of its onset, the outbreak spread throughout the district.’
- ‘The country's prisons are so congested that they are prone to disease outbreaks.’
- ‘According to the National Disease Surveillance Centre, last year's outbreaks caused at least 2,000 people to become ill.’
- ‘As the outbreak spread, political and medical authorities kept a tight lid on information.’
- ‘It will also look at how the outbreaks of the disease in Holland, France and the Republic of Ireland were handled.’
- ‘The opportunity presented itself in 1866 with the outbreak of hostilities between Austria and Prussia.’
- ‘In California a three-person outbreak of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome occurred in patients in a hospital.’
- ‘Witnesses reported sporadic outbreaks of violence and houses being torched.’
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