Meaning of “bubonic plague” in the English Dictionary


"bubonic plague" in English

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bubonic plaguenoun [ U ]

uk /bjuːˌbɒn.ɪk ˈpleɪɡ/ us /bjuːˌbɑː.nɪk ˈpleɪɡ/

Examples from literature

  • He wrote a very clear account of the epidemic, which leaves no doubt that it was true bubonic plague. 
  • It carried fever-patients for the hospital at Genoa, ill of the bubonic plague. 
  • No precautions that sanitary science can suggest have been omitted, yet the weekly reports now show an average of twenty thousand deaths from the bubonic plague alone. 
  • She killed rats by the hundreds of thousands, rat-proofed her buildings, and thus, at one stroke, eliminated all fear of bubonic plague. 
  • The bubonic plague prevails there with a frightful mortality. 

(Definition of “bubonic plague” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)