- A widespread affliction, calamity, or destructive influx especially when seen as divine retribution.
verb (plagues, plaguing, plagued, plagued)
- A of locusts
- (disease) The disease "plague", caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and mostly known by its variant form bubonic plague.
- (pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the disease "plague".
- (transitive) To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
Etymology: From (term, plage, lang=enm) < (term, plaga, plÄga, blow, wound, lang=la). Cognate with Dutch (term, plaag, lang=nl), German (term, Plage, lang=de), Swedish (term, plíga, lang=sv), French (term, plaie, lang=fr) and Polish (term, plaga, lang=pl).
- Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
- (transitive) To afflict someone with a disease or calamity.
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