Definitions of plague

  1. To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.
  2. Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.
  3. To afflict with disease or evil; annoy greatly.
  4. To infest with disease or calamity: to trouble:- pr. p. plaguing; pa. t. and pa. p. plagued.
  5. To vex; harass.
  6. To afflict; distress; annoy.
  7. cause to suffer a blight; " Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
  8. To vex, trouble, or annoy; to afflict with evil of any kind; to perplex; to torture.
  9. ( informal) an annoyance; " those children are a damn plague"
  10. any large scale calamity ( especially when thought to be sent by God)
  11. a serious ( sometimes fatal) infection transmitted by the bite of an infected rat flea ( especially bubonic plague)
  12. an annoyance; " those children are a damn plague"
  13. a serious ( sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected rat flea ( especially bubonic plague)
  14. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation.
  15. An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague.
  16. A deadly disease; anything very troublesome or causing misery; a nuisance.
  17. Any great natural evil: a deadly epidemic or pestilence: anything troublesome.
  18. A Pestilence; anything troublesome.
  19. Anything troublesome; pestilence; calamity.
  20. Anything troublesome or vexatious; a fatal pestilential disease; a state of misery; any great natural evil.
  21. A pestilence, or pestilential disease; anything troublesome or vexatious at the hands of man; any great natural calamity; a state of misery.
  22. Plaguy.
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