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Synonyms for outbreakˈaʊtˌbreɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outbreak, eruption, irruption(noun)

    a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

    "the outbreak of hostilities"

    volcanic eruption, bam, clap, extravasation, bang, blast, eructation, eruption, outbreak, irruption


  1. outbreak(noun)

    outburst, tumult

  2. outbreak(noun)

    To burst out

    tumult, outburst

  3. outbreak(noun)

    To break forth

    tumult, outburst

  4. outbreak(noun)

    An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief.

    tumult, outburst

  5. outbreak(noun)

    An uproar, riot

    tumult, outburst

  6. outbreak(noun)

    A geological layer that breaks out

    tumult, outburst

Editors Contribution

  1. boomtime

    outbreak of something good

    the business has had an out break in stocks

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. outbreak(n.)

    eruption, explosion

  2. outbreak(n.)

    riot, row, fray, affray, broil, conflict, breach of the peace

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. outbreak

    An epidemic

Translations for outbreak

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • udbrud, bølgeDanish
  • puhkeaminen, purkaus, aaltoFinnish
  • irruptionFrench
  • explosie, uitbarsting, uitbraak, uitbreken, dagzoomDutch
  • вспышка, взрывRussian

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