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1‘an outbreak of legionnaires' disease’
eruption, flare-up, upsurge, outburst, epidemic, breakout, sudden appearance, rash, wave, spate, flood, explosion, burst, blaze, flurry
rare recrudescence, ebullition, boutade
2‘the outbreak of war’
start, beginning, onset, breaking out, opening, outset, day one, inception, dawn, genesis
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