out"break`(?), n. 1. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection; mutiny; revolt. "Mobs and outbreaks." J. H. Newman.
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.Shak.
2. A sudden beginning of a violent event; as, the
outbreak of hostilities between ethnic groups.
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.
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