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  Words related to plague

Related / Similar Words: infestation, pestilence, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke, blight

 

Definition:
  • an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague";
  • any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God);
  • a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers";
  • any epidemic disease with a high death rate;
  • 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);
  • annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers";
  • cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold";

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    Hyponyms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, septicemic plague, needle, goad, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, haze

     

    Derivational Morphology: harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke, blight, invade, overrun, infest, aggravation, irritation, provocation, instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand, harassment, molestation, harasser, harrier, fuss, trouble, bother, infestation, pestilence

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: plaag   Albanian: murtajë  
    Basque: izurri   Bosnian: kuga  
    Bulgarian: тормози   Catalan: plaga  
    Chinese: 鼠疫   Croatian: kuga  
    Danish: pest   Dutch: plaag  
    Esperanto: pesto   Estonian: katk  
    Finnish: vitsaus   Frisian: pleach  
    Galician: praga   German: Plage  
    Greek: πανούκλα   Hebrew: מגפה  
    Hindi: mahamari   Hungarian: pestis  
    Indonesian: pes   Irish: plá  
    Italian: peste   Japanese: ペスト  
    Korean: 전염병   Kurdish: weba  
    Latvian: liksta   Norwegian: pest  
    Polish: dżuma   Portuguese: peste  
    Russian: чума   Serbian: kuga  
    Slovak: mor   Spanish: plaga  
    Swahili: tauni   Swedish: pest  
    Tagalog: pestihin   Turkish: veba  
    Ukrainian: чума   Vietnamese: bệnh dịch  
    Welsh: pla  
     
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