Epidemy
Epidemy Ep"i*dem`y, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. ['e]pid['e]mie. See {Epidemic}.] (Med.) An epidemic disease. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • epidemy — “an epidemic disease,” especially the plague, late 15c., ipedemye, impedyme, from O.Fr. ypidime (12c., Mod.Fr. épidémie), from L.L. epidemia (see EPIDEMIC (Cf. epidemic)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • epidemy — n. epidemic disease …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • epidemic — (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. épidémique, from épidemié an epidemic disease, from M.L. epidemia, from Gk. epidemia prevalence of an epidemic disease (especially the plague), from epi among, upon (see EPI (Cf. epi )) + demos people, district (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Epidemic — Ep i*dem ic, n. [Cf. {Epidemy}.] 1. (Med.) An epidemic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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