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  Definition of plague
  1. an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
  2. any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
  3. a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"
  4. any epidemic disease with a high death rate
  5. 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)
  6. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
  7. cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
Similar Words: infestation, pestilence, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke, blight

 

Hyponyms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, septicemic plague, needle, goad, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, haze

 

Derivational Morphology: harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke, blight, invade, overrun, infest, aggravation, irritation, provocation, instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand, harassment, molestation, harasser, harrier, fuss, trouble, bother, infestation, pestilence

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: plaag   Albanian: murtajë  
Basque: izurri   Bosnian: kuga  
Bulgarian: тормози   Catalan: plaga  
Chinese: 鼠疫   Croatian: kuga  
Danish: pest   Dutch: plaag  
Esperanto: pesto   Estonian: katk  
Finnish: vitsaus   Frisian: pleach  
Galician: praga   German: Plage  
Greek: πανούκλα   Hebrew: מגפה  
Hindi: mahamari   Hungarian: pestis  
Indonesian: pes   Irish: plá  
Italian: peste   Japanese: ペスト  
Korean: 전염병   Kurdish: weba  
Latvian: liksta   Norwegian: pest  
Polish: dżuma   Portuguese: peste  
Russian: чума   Serbian: kuga  
Slovak: mor   Spanish: plaga  
Swahili: tauni   Swedish: pest  
Tagalog: pestihin   Turkish: veba  
Ukrainian: чума   Vietnamese: bệnh dịch  
Welsh: pla  
 
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