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Definition of bubonic plague noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bubonic plague

NAmE//byuˌbɑnɪk ˈpleɪɡ//
, NAmE//buˌbɑnɪk ˈpleɪɡ//
(also the plague) [uncountable]
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a disease spread by rats that causes fever, swellings on the body, and usually death
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bubonic plague