Definition of plaguelike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplāɡˌlīk/


(Of a disease) resembling plague in its quick spread or its severity: plaguelike outbreaks of disease
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  • The most affecting scenes in the novel are those depicting the decimation wrought by this plague-like contagion.
  • Corpses with plague-like symptoms begin to turn up.
  • The plague-like existence of advertising, and the emergence and popularity of reality television programmes such as Big Brother, seem to confirm our current obsession with being 'in it'.

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Syllabification: plague·like

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