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English definition of “plague”
/pleɪg/ n [C/U] (DISEASE)
› a serious disease which kills many people The plague world history › The plague refers to a disease that appeared several times in the 14th century and later and that killed more than one third of the people in Europe and many people in Africa and Asia; Black Death. › A plague is also a large number of insects or animals which cause damage or unpleasant conditions in an area: [C] Trees throughout the Northeast are being attacked by a plague of gypsy moths.