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meanings of plague


  1. Collective noun for grackles.
  2. An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
  3. A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
  4. A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates.
  5. The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis.


  1. To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
  2. To afflict with a disease or other calamity.

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