One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a disease) resembling plague in its quick spread or its severity.‘plaguelike outbreaks of disease’
plague-like, contagious, communicable, epidemic, pestilent, dangerous, injurious, harmful, destructive, virulent, perniciousView synonyms
- ‘Corpses with plague-like symptoms begin to turn up.’
- ‘Very unusual and increasingly violent phenomena are originating from nature all over the world in the form of weather disturbances and plague-like new diseases.’
- ‘The most affecting scenes in the novel are those depicting the decimation wrought by this plague-like contagion.’
- ‘They are forced to hole up in a shopping mall in a desperate fight for their lives, when a plague-like event unleashes armies of flesh-eating zombies.’
- ‘While serious and deadly, it is it is not plague-like, and science moved very quickly to isolate the virus.’
- ‘But I understood that the fall of the Western Roman Empire was preceded by a population collapse due to repeated plague like epidemics.’
- ‘The plague-like existence of advertising, and the emergence and popularity of reality television programmes such as Big Brother, seem to confirm our current obsession with being 'in it'.’
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