Meaning of pandemic

pan•dem•ic

Pronunciation: (pan-dem'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area.
  2. general; universal: pandemic fear of atomic war.
—n.
  1. a pandemic disease.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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