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plague

 
 
pronunciation:
pleIg
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deadly disease, sudden invasion of harmful insects, or any terrible thing that harms many people.
A plague of locusts is threatening the country's main food crop.
similar words:
affliction, epidemic
definition 2: a disease that spread quickly and killed many people in former times.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: plagues, plaguing, plagued
definition 1: to bother or annoy.
She plagued her older sister with questions.
synonyms:
annoy, bother, bug, pester, torment
similar words:
afflict, aggravate, badger, exasperate, harass, hound
definition 2: to cause to suffer from or as if from a plague.
War plagued the country.
synonyms:
afflict, harrow, torment
similar words:
distress, pain, punish, rack
derivation: plaguer (n.)
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