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Outbreak definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OUT'BREAK, n. A bursting forth; eruption.
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities" [syn: outbreak, eruption, irruption]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1602 1. a. a sudden or violent increase in activity or currency <the outbreak of war> b. a sudden rise in the incidence of a disease <an outbreak of measles> c. a sudden increase in numbers of a harmful organism and especially an insect within a particular area <an outbreak of locusts> 2. insurrection, revolt

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a usu. sudden eruption of anger, war, disease, rebellion, etc. 2 an outcrop.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Outbreak Out"break`, n. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection. ``Mobs and outbreaks.'' --J. H. Newman. The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(outbreaks) If there is an outbreak of something unpleasant, such as violence or a disease, it suddenly starts to happen. ...the outbreak of war in the Middle East... In Peru, a cholera outbreak continues to spread. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Eruption, explosion, outburst, ebullition. 2. Riot, row, fray, affray, broil, conflict, breach of the peace, commotion. 3. Manifestation.

Moby Thesaurus

A, alpha, beginning, belch, blast-off, blaze, burst, cascade, civil disorder, commencement, convulsion, creation, cutting edge, cyclone, dawn, debouchment, dissiliency, edge, emeute, eructation, eruption, establishment, explosion, fit, flare-up, flying start, foundation, fresh start, gale, general uprising, gush, gust, hurricane, institution, insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, irruption, jacquerie, jet, jump-off, kick-off, leading edge, levee en masse, mutiny, new departure, oncoming, onset, opening, origin, origination, outburst, outset, paroxysm, peasant revolt, putsch, rapids, rebellion, revolt, revolution, riot, rising, running start, rush, seizure, send-off, setting in motion, setting-up, spasm, spate, spew, spurt, square one, start, start-off, starting point, storm, take-off, tempest, tornado, torrent, upheaval, uprising, volcan, whirlwind



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