What does the word epidemic mean?

Usage examples for epidemic

  1. There is an epidemic of clairvoyants in the city. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  2. Other experts- they too speaking with authority- confidently affirm that our time is coming, that a severe visitation is impending; that all we have heard of hitherto of the ravages of the epidemic elsewhere, will prove but child's play in comparison with that which we shall hear of by and by. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp