plague (plural plagues)
- (often used with the, sometimes capitalized: the Plague) The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis.
- (pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
- A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
- Ten Biblical plagues over Egypt, ranging from locusts to the death of the crown prince, finally forced Pharaoh to let Moses's people go
- A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates
- Rascal Bart is an utter plague, his pranks never cease until he's put over the knee
specific disease "the Plague"
an epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence
widespread affliction, calamity
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- (transitive) To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
- Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
- (transitive) To afflict with a disease or other calamity.
- Natural catastrophies plagued the colonists till they abandoned the pestilent marshland
to afflict with disease or calamity
plague (infinitive plagar)