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    plague - Dictionary definition and meaning for word 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
    Synonyms : pest , pestilence , pestis
    (noun) any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    Synonyms : pest , pestilence
    (noun) a swarm of insects that attack plants
    Synonyms : infestation
    Example Sentence
    • a plague of grasshoppers
    (noun) any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God) Definition
    (noun) an annoyance
    Example Sentence
    • those children are a damn plague
    (verb) cause to suffer a blight
    Synonyms : blight
    Example Sentence
    • Too much rain may blight the garden with mold
    (verb) annoy continually or chronically
    Synonyms : beset , chevvy , chevy , chivvy , chivy , harass , harry , hassle , molest , provoke
    Example Sentence
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for plague

PLAGUE is a epidemic..if anyone is affected, people tend to alienate him/her which ANNOYs or creates TROUBLE for the affected person.

plunge into a plague

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