A pandemic is a widespread epidemic. A pandemic can be caused by anything from a virus to a new kind of bacteria.

  • The pandemic is caused by the flu.

  • The pandemic is caused by the SARS virus.

Definition of pandemics


an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world


epidemic over a wide geographical area


existing everywhere

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Example Sentences for pandemics

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    Epidemic and pandemic imply a disease to me, something communicable.

  • 2

    In the beginning of the pandemic, the strategy was to contain the disease.

  • 3

    The pandemic is not yet over and the virus is mutating as you read this.

  • 4

    For a history of the disease worldwide, see the AIDS pandemic.

  • 5

    The jingoism is pandemic in the country.

  • 6

    Countries are in different stages of the pandemic.

  • 7

    He died in the influenza pandemic.

  • 8

    Malaria is still pandemic in some area.

  • 9

    Pandemic obesity and the contagion of nutritional nonsense.

  • 10

    The pandemic has resulted in the near extinction of humanity.