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Oxford dictionary definition of the word plague:
1 (usually the plague) 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).
any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people:
diseases like smallpox wiped out the indigenous people in a succession of plagues
2an unusually large number of insects or animals infesting a place and causing damage:
a plague of locusts
3 [in singular] a thing causing trouble or irritation:
staff theft is usually the plague of restaurants
(a plague on) archaic used as a curse:
a plague on all their houses!
[echoing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet ( iii. i. 94)]
verb (plagues, plaguing, plagued)
cause continual trouble or distress to:
he has been plagued by ill health
pester or harass (someone) continually:
he was plaguing her with questions
late Middle English: Latin plaga ‘stroke, wound’, probably from Greek (Doric dialect) plaga, from a base meaning ‘strike’
Drop the final silent -e when adding -ing or -ed: (plagues, plaguing, plagued).