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4 entries found for plague.
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Main Entry: 1plague
Pronunciation: primarystressplamacrg
Function: noun
1 a : a disastrous evil b : a large number of destructive pests <a plague of locusts>
2 : an epidemic disease causing a high rate of death : PESTILENCE; especially : a serious disease that is caused by a bacterium, occurs or has occurred in several forms including bubonic plague, and is usually passed to human beings from infected rodents and especially rats by the bite of a flea or is passed directly from person to person
3 : a cause or occasion of annoyance : NUISANCE

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