Definition Of plague

noun

a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, typically with the formation of buboes ( bubonic plague ) and sometimes infection of the lungs ( pneumonic plague ).

an outbreak of plague

verb

a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, typically with the formation of buboes (see bubonic plague ) and sometimes infection of the lungs ( pneumonic plague ).

an outbreak of plague

cause continual trouble or distress to.

the problems that plagued the company

Example Of plague

  • A plague of crickets swarmed through a train in York station, forcing hundreds of passengers to evacuate.

  • a plague of fleas

  • a plague of locusts

  • a plague on all their houses!

  • A worried mum is convinced a mobile phone mast is responsible for the plague of health problems affecting her children.


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