The definition of a plague is a widespread disease that is deadly.(noun)
An example of plague is the yellow feaver outbreak in New Orleans in 1852.
See plague in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME plage < MFr < L plaga, a blow, misfortune, in LL(Ec), plague < Gr plēgē, plaga < IE *plaga, a blow < base *plag-, to strike > flaw
See plague in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English plage, blow, calamity, plague
Origin: , from Late Latin plāga
Origin: , from Latin, blow, wound; see plāk-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: . V., Middle English plaghen
Origin: , from Middle Dutch
Origin: , from plaghe, plague
Origin: , from Late Latin plāga.
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