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plague US English

A contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, typically with the formation of buboes (see bubonic plague) and sometimes infection of the lungs (pneumonic plague)

plague US Thesaurus

they died of the plague

fowl plague US English

An acute and often fatal infectious viral disease of birds, especially poultry

Great Plague US English

A serious outbreak of bubonic plague in England in 1665-6, in which about one fifth of the population of London died. It was the last major outbreak in Britain

bubonic plague US English

The most common form of plague in humans, characterized by fever, delirium, and the formation of buboes

avoid someone/something like the plague US English

Try hard to avoid someone or something

avoid US English

Keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something)

plaguelike US English

(Of a disease) resembling plague in its quick spread or its severity

pneumonic plague in plague US English

A contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, typically with the formation of buboes (see bubonic plague) and sometimes infection of the lungs (pneumonic plague)

avoid someone/something like the plague in avoid US English

Try hard to avoid someone or something


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