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Meaning of “plague” - Learner’s Dictionary

plague

noun [C]     /pleɪɡ/
a serious disease that spreads quickly and kills a lot of peoplePassing 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 ratsLarge in number or quantity
Translations of “plague”
in Arabic طاعون…
in Korean 전염병…
in Malaysian wabak, serangan…
in French peste, invasion…
in Turkish salgın hastalık…
in Italian peste…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘟疫…
in Russian чума…
in Polish dżuma, plaga…
in Vietnamese bệnh dịch, số lượng lớn…
in Spanish peste, plaga…
in Portuguese peste…
in Thai กาฬโรค, จำนวนมาก…
in German die Seuche, die Plage…
in Catalan pesta…
in Japanese ペスト, 疫病…
in Indonesian penyakit pes, banyak sekali…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘟疫…
(Definition of plague noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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