outbreak

out"break`

(?), n. 1. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection; mutiny; revolt. "Mobs and outbreaks." J. H. Newman.
[1913 Webster]

The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

2. A sudden beginning of a violent event; as, the outbreak of hostilities between ethnic groups.
[PJC]

3. A sudden occurrence or manifestation; -- usually of disease or emotion, in one person or a group; as, an outbreak of measles among the students; he had an outbreak of shingles; an outbreak of nervousness in the mob.
[PJC]

 

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