verb (used with object), plagued, pla·guing.
Origin of plague
Related formspla·guer, nounan·ti·plague, noun, adjectiveun·plagued, adjective
Can be confusedplague plaque
Definition for plague (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for plague
Why is violence against women central to so many of the conflicts that plague the planet today?
Spread happens easily, however, and epidemics are propagated when the third form of plague occurs: pneumonia plague.
As I described in an article over the summer when the fatal case in China was diagnosed, plague has three distinct clinical forms.
The plague made a brief appearance in China earlier this year and continues in the U.S. with a few cases annually.
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 40 people so far, and due to antibiotic resistance, it could kill many more.
At Sandwich, in the June of 1349, the plague was still raging.The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9)|Francis Aidan Gasquet
Can anyone, in view of these facts, feel surprised that "a plague on both your Houses" expresses the feelings of the Irish people.Ireland and the Home Rule Movement|Michael F. J. McDonnell
The plague of Lichfield in 1645-46, like that of Bristol, went on during a constant state of military turmoil.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
Preventive medicine has achieved no other work comparing in magnitude and importance with the extinction of the plague in Europe.
The strife over the Statute of Labourers grew fiercer and fiercer, and a return of the plague heightened the public distress.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for plague
verb plagues, plaguing or plagued (tr)
Derived Formsplaguer, noun
Word Origin for plague
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Idioms and Phrases with plague
see avoid like the plague.