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.
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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.
Causing pathological affections in coral tissue, such as White Band, Black Band, Yellow Band, White Plague, and Bacterial Bleaching, are stimulating, in the short term, loss of coral cover and, in the long term, negative impacts on the faunal composition of the Veracruz Reef System (VRS).
Why must all other species give way to the white plague?
Stony coral is susceptible to several bacterial diseases, with yellow band disease (YBD) and white plague type-II (WPII) being two of the most common.
The subject matter appears very science fiction-like and is reminiscent of Frank Herbert's 1982 novel The White Plague in which a molecular biologist creates a designer bioweapon that becomes a scientific reality, which exceeds even the early projections of that genre.
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. Consumption is one of the most common definitions due to the dramatic weight loss that is observed through the loss of appetite and persistent coughing, which are clear signs of the disease.
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.