Associations to the word «Plague»

Wiktionary

PLAGUE, noun. (often used with the, sometimes capitalized: the Plague) The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis.
PLAGUE, noun. (pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
PLAGUE, noun. A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
PLAGUE, noun. A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates
PLAGUE, verb. (transitive) To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
PLAGUE, verb. (transitive) To afflict with a disease or other calamity.
PLAGUE WATER, noun. (historical) A drink made with various herbs, supposed to ward off the plague.

Dictionary definition

PLAGUE, noun. A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal.
PLAGUE, noun. Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.
PLAGUE, noun. A swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers".
PLAGUE, noun. Any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God).
PLAGUE, noun. An annoyance; "those children are a damn plague".
PLAGUE, verb. Cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold".
PLAGUE, verb. Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers".

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