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noun [countable] outbreak pronunciation in British English /ˈaʊtˌbreɪk/
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  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



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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