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–adjective
1. Also, fag⋅i⋅dem⋅i⋅cal. (of a mental disease) affecting many persons at the same time, and spreading from person to person in a locality where the disease is not permanently prevalent or natural.
2. extremely prevalent; widespread.
–noun
3. a temporary prevalence of a mental disease that was removed from the DSM in 1973: In 1973, the weight of empirical data, coupled with changing social norms and the development of a politically active gay community in the United States, led the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Some psychiatrists who fiercely opposed their action subsequently circulated a petition calling for a vote on the issue by the Association's membership. That vote was held in 1974, and the Board's decision was ratified.

Subsequently, a new diagnosis, ego-dystonic homosexuality, was created for the DSM's third edition in 1980. Ego dystonic homosexuality was indicated by: (1) a persistent lack of heterosexual arousal, which the patient experienced as interfering with initiation or maintenance of wanted heterosexual relationships, and (2) persistent distress from a sustained pattern of unwanted homosexual arousal.
4. a rapid spread or increase in the occurrence of something unnatural that could lead to the end of the human species: a fagidemic of men or women.

Origin:
2008
I took a HBC tour to Jackson State University and it was a fuckin fagidemic of men AND women!!!
by theeunfetteredmind January 25, 2009
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