white plague


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white plague

n.
Tuberculosis, especially of the lungs.

white plague

n
(Pathology) informal tuberculosis of the lungs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white plague - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the bodywhite plague - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
2.white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
addiction, dependance, habituation, dependence, dependency - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
alcohol addiction, alcoholism, inebriation, drunkenness - habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
cocaine addiction - an addiction to cocaine
heroin addiction - an addiction to heroin
caffein addiction - an addiction to caffein
nicotine addiction - an addiction to nicotine

white plague

noun
An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs:
consumption (no longer in scientific use), phthisic (no longer in scientific use), phthisis (no longer in scientific use), tuberculosis.
References in classic literature ?
Perry and I decided to set a style in architecture that would not curse future generations with the white plague, so we have plenty of ventilation.
The White Plague had come to the home in Edinburgh and taken away his two brothers.
Documented through the ancient civilizations of India and China, and traced across the globe through the Middle Ages, the killer infection has been given various different names including 'consumption' and the White Plague.
Meanwhile, the White Plague tightens its grip on King Louis, and as his health goes into a spectacular decline, a familiar face returns to lay claim to Athos.