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English definition of “plague”

plague

noun [C or U]     /pleɪɡ/
C2 bubonic plague, or any serious disease that kills many peopleFevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu a plague of sth a large number of things that are unpleasant or likely to cause damage: a plague of insectshumorous A plague of journalists descended on the town.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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