Need another word that means the same as “outbreak”? Find 25 synonyms and 30 related words for “outbreak” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Outbreak” are: eruption, irruption, flare-up, upsurge, outburst, epidemic, breakout, rash, wave, spate, flood, explosion, burst, blaze, flurry, start, beginning, onset, breaking out, opening, outset, day one, inception, dawn, genesis
Outbreak as a Noun
Definitions of "Outbreak" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “outbreak” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease.
- A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition.
Synonyms of "Outbreak" as a noun (25 Words)
|beginning||The first part or earliest stage of something.|
He left at the beginning of February.
|blaze||A strong flame that burns brightly.|
Go to blazes he shouted.
|breaking out||The act of breaking something.|
|breakout||A forcible escape, especially from prison.|
A breakout of hostilities.
|burst||The act of exploding or bursting.|
The mortar bursts were further away than before.
|dawn||The first light of day.|
We got up before dawn.
|day one||An era of existence or influence.|
|epidemic||A sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon.|
A flu epidemic.
|eruption||A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition.|
A sudden eruption of street violence.
|explosion||The noise caused by an explosion.|
The explosion was heard a mile away.
|flare-up||A sudden intense happening.|
|flood||The act of flooding filling to overflowing.|
A flood of requests.
|flurry||A small swirling mass of something, especially snow or leaves, moved by sudden gusts of wind.|
There was a flurry of chicken feathers.
|genesis||The origin or mode of formation of something.|
This tale had its genesis in fireside stories.
|inception||An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.|
She has been on the board since its inception two years ago.
|irruption||A sudden violent entrance; a bursting in.|
The recent irruption of bad manners.
|onset||The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant.|
Early onset Alzheimer s disease.
|opening||The act of opening something.|
They seem to have exploited fully the openings offered.
|outburst||A sudden emission of energy or particles.|
A wild outburst of applause.
|outset||The start or beginning of something.|
The project was flawed from the outset.
|rash||A series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences.|
A rash of bank robberies.
|spate||A large number of similar things coming in quick succession.|
A spate of attacks on holidaymakers.
|start||The act of starting something.|
She awoke with a start.
|upsurge||An upward surge in the strength or quantity of something; an increase.|
An upsurge of emotion.
|wave||A shape regarded as resembling a breaking wave.|
Gulls and cormorants bobbed on the waves.
Usage Examples of "Outbreak" as a noun
- The outbreak of World War II.
- The outbreak of hostilities.
Associations of "Outbreak" (30 Words)
|blast||Play or sound very loudly.|
It could turn out to be a real blast.
|blight||A state or condition being blighted.|
The city s high rise social housing had become synonymous with urban blight.
|burst||The act of exploding or bursting.|
One of the balloons burst.
|canker||Infect with a canker.|
Cut out lesions on branches caused by canker.
|cholera||An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhoea.|
|crater||Form a crater in the ground or a planet.|
Using the rounded end of a rolling pin make craters over the surface of the cake.
|demolition||An event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.|
The demolition of the huge tower was quite a spectacle.
|diphtheria||Acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing.|
|epidemic||Of the nature of an epidemic.|
An epidemic of violent crime.
|epizootic||An outbreak of an epizootic disease.|
Epizootic diseases in domestic livestock.
|eruption||(of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed.|
The eruption of Vesuvius.
|explode||Show (a belief or theory) to be false or unfounded.|
This is ludicrous she exploded.
|explosive||A chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck.|
Stocks of explosives.
|grenade||A small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile.|
|happen||Happen occur or be the case in the course of events or by chance Santayana.|
I happened on a street with a few modest restaurants.
|hookworm||Infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body usually through the skin.|
|infect||Affect in a contagious way.|
Your children have infected you with this head cold.
|infestation||The state of being invaded or overrun by parasites.|
Infestation with head lice is widespread.
|lava||Rock that in its molten form as magma issues from volcanos lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface.|
|malaria||An intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite which invades the red blood cells and is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions.|
|measles||A disease of pigs and other animals caused by the larvae of the human tapeworm.|
Women queue to have their children immunized against measles.
|paroxysm||A sudden uncontrollable attack.|
A paroxysm of giggling.
|pestilence||Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.|
She died of pestilence.
|plague||A contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium typically with the formation of buboes bubonic plague and sometimes infection of the lungs pneumonic plague.|
Those children are a damn plague.
|revolution||A dramatic and wide-reaching change in conditions, attitudes, or operation.|
The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year.
|transmission||Communication by means of transmitted signals.|
|typhoid||Serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water.|
|typhus||Rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever.|
|war||A legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply.|
A war on drugs.