|1.||[ verb ] cause to suffer a blight|
"Too much rain may blight the garden with mold."
|Related terms:||afflict blight infestation blight|
|2.||[ verb ] annoy continually or chronically|
|Synonyms:||beset harry provoke chivy molest chivvy hassle chevvy chevy harass|
"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"
|Related terms:||annoy nettle torment haze fuss aggravation harasser harassment|
|3.||[ noun ] (medicine) 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)|
|Related terms:||epidemic_disease bubonic_plague septicemic_plague pneumonic_plague blight|
|4.||[ noun ] any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)|
|5.||[ noun ] (informal) an annoyance|
"those ants are a damn plague"
|Related terms:||annoyance colloquialism|
|6.||[ noun ] (biology,zoology) a swarm of insects that attack plants|
"a plague of grasshoppers"
|Related terms:||swarm blight|
|7.||[ noun ] (medicine) any epidemic disease with a high death rate|
|8.||[ noun ] (medicine) a serious (sometimes fatal) infection transmitted by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague)|
|Related terms:||infectious_disease epidemic_disease septicemic_plague bubonic_plague pneumonic_plague blight|