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noun [countable] outbreak pronunciation in American English /ˈaʊtˌbreɪk/ 
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pluraloutbreaks
  1. the sudden start of war, disease, violence, etc.
    outbreak of:

    An outbreak of food poisoning led to the deaths of five people.

    the outbreak of war

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