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English definition of “plague”

plague

noun [C]     /pleɪɡ/
a serious disease that spreads quickly and kills a lot of people Passing on illness and causing diseaseFevers and infectious diseasesColds and fluDisease and illness - general words
a plague of sth a large number of something unpleasant that causes a lot of damage : a plague of rats Large in number or quantity
(Definition of plague noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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