1. A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal (synset 114162173)
  2. Any epidemic disease with a high death rate (synset 114099961)
  3. A swarm of insects that attack plants (synset 108012854)
    "a plague of grasshoppers"
  4. Any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God) (synset 107331203)
  5. An annoyance (synset 105840263)
    "those children are a damn plague"
  1. Cause to suffer a blight (synset 202777278)
    "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
  2. Annoy continually or chronically (synset 201793315)
    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

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