What is plague?

  • (noun): A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague).
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Plague

Plague or The plague is a disease that has a high mortality rate or a calamity with widespread and serious consequences for its victims. The term is particularly used to refer the diseases caused by Yersinia pestis.

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Plague - Other Uses
... Plague (comics), a Marvel Comics character The Plague (G.I ... Joe America's Elite The Plague, a duo of demonic assassins in the movie Hobo with a Shotgun Plague, collective noun for Common Grackles Capacitor plague, a condition afflicting computer motherboards in which ...
Australian Plague Locust - Plagues
... populations in some locations most years and less frequent major plagues over large areas persisting for one to two years ... Widespread heavy inland rains, especially in summer, will allow plague locusts to reach plague proportions with less regular rain maintaining these high ... Due to its large range and frequent plagues, the Australian plague locust is the most damaging locust species in Australia ...
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... Plague of Frogs, Volume 1 (February 2011, ISBN 978-1-59582-609-1) – Collects Hollow Earth and Other Stories, The Soul of Venice and Other Stories, Plague of Frogs, extended sketchbook ... Plague of Frogs, Volume 2 (August 2011, ISBN 978-1-59582-672-5) – Collects The Dead, The Black Flame, War on Frogs, extended sketchbook ... Plague of Frogs, Volume 3 (April 2012, ISBN 978-1-59582-860-6) – Collects The Universal Machine, Garden of Souls, Killing Ground, extended sketchbook ...
The Plague (American Band) - History
... The Plague started out in October 1982 as a three person band ... Finally, in 1987, after much insistence from The Pagans' Mike Metoff, the Plague hit the studios, recording Just Say No ... heard the single and wanted to sign The Plague ...
Charles Jalabert
... most famous works was the oil on canvas painting called "The Plague of Thebes" ... Thebes is ravaged by plague as a result of the corruption in the place and the murderer of Laius, the former king of the city ... The attempts of Oedipus, the incumbent ruler, to allay the plague bring him only to the realization that he is the cause of the plague ...

More definitions of "plague":

  • (noun): An annoyance.
    Example: "Those children are a damn plague"
  • (verb): Cause to suffer a blight.
    Synonyms: blight
  • (noun): A swarm of insects that attack plants.
    Example: "A plague of grasshoppers"
    Synonyms: infestation
  • (noun): Any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God).
  • (noun): Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.
    Synonyms: pestilence

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