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noun 
  1. A widespread affliction, calamity, or destructive influx especially when seen as divine retribution.
A of locusts
  1. (disease) The disease "plague", caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and mostly known by its variant form bubonic plague.
  2. (pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the disease "plague".
verb (plagues, plaguing, plagued, plagued)
  1. (transitive) To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
  1. (transitive) To afflict someone with a disease or calamity.
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).


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