- outbreak out"break`, n.
1. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection; mutiny; revolt.
``Mobs and outbreaks.'' --J. H. Newman.
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
3. A sudden occurrence or manifestation; -- usually of disease or emotion, in one person or a group; as, an outbreak of measles among the students; he had an outbreak of shingles; an outbreak of nervousness in the mob. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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