Associations to the word «Outbreak»

Wiktionary

OUTBREAK, noun. An eruption, sudden appearance
OUTBREAK, noun. A sudden increase.
OUTBREAK, noun. An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief.
OUTBREAK, noun. (uncountable) A geological layer that breaks out
OUTBREAK, verb. (intransitive) To burst out
OUTBREAK, verb. (intransitive) To break forth

Dictionary definition

OUTBREAK, noun. A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne