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pandemic (adj) (of a disease) affecting a very large area or even the whole world.
A pandemic is a disease that is capable of spreading over a large area or even the whole world. Malaria is pandemic in large parts of Asia; that is, Malaria is spread over a large part of Asia. People are afraid that AIDS may become pandemic, that is, that it might affect people in a number of countries across the world.
- Yellow fever is pandemic to Japan. It affects people of all ages and all areas in the country.
- There is the threat of AIDS spreading all over the world and thus becoming pandemic.