Translation of plague in Spanish:

plague

peste, n.

Pronunciation /pleɪɡ//pleɪɡ/

noun

  • 1

    (disease)
    peste feminine
    • This was the era of plague, typhus, malaria, high infant and maternal mortality, and low life expectancy.
    • One is able to regard the country as very healthy, despite the regrettable maladies that frequently afflict it in the form of plague, dysentery and small pox.
    • Moreover, the only diseases that members are required to report are yellow fever, plague and cholera.
    • The minister identified plague, ebola, smallpox, anthrax, tularaemia and botulism as the main biological threats.
    • The contending armies ravaged the north Italian plains from Piedmont to the Veneto, and touched off an epidemic of plague which soon spread to regions of the peninsula unaffected by the fighting.
    • And of course they carry infectious diseases such as plague.
    • Cholera, plague, smallpox, malaria, kalaazar, leprosy and venereal diseases are the others considered.
    • Between then and 1902 data were collected on cholera, smallpox, plague, and yellow fever.
    • The country has made headlines lately with the resurgence of preventable diseases such as plague, malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis.
    • Other infectious diseases that pose a threat include plague, tularemia, botulism and tuberculosis.
    • Rats can spread the plague, typhus and food poisoning.
    • In this way, they spread disease, plague, leprosy, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and so on.
    • The conquest of major epidemic diseases such as the plague and smallpox was an important contribution, but vulnerability to disease had persisted as a result of poor health.
    • The number of measles cases is fast rising, and if this continues children could die, and the disease could become the plague it once was.
    • But there are other threats, small pox, plague, other more contagious diseases, that we still could be subjected to.
    • Insecticides kill insect defoliators and vectors of deadly human diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, plague, and typhus.
    • Infectious disease experts say that the agents of greatest concern are the germs that cause anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism and tularemia.
    • Life expectancy has risen, and many diseases, including plague, smallpox, cholera, and typhus, have been eliminated.
    • They could poison us with botulin, or try to infect us with the plague or anthrax.
    • Common scourges found in the desert include plague, typhus, malaria, dengue fever, dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.
  • 2

    (troublesome horde, mass)
    plaga feminine
    a plague of locusts/mice/tourists una plaga de langostas/ratones/turistas
    • A plague of crickets swarmed through a train in York station, forcing hundreds of passengers to evacuate.
    • Experts are warning that Africa is on the brink of its worst plague of the insects for nearly 20 years.
    • The impact of these disasters was worsened by a major earthquake and a plague of locusts that destroyed newly planted crops.
    • If anyone could rid the castle of its plague of rats, he would be rewarded with ten sacks of gold and her hand in marriage when she came of age.
    • He's been thrown into jail, endured unimaginable heat, insect plagues and a serious fall which had to be stitched without anesthetic.
    • If you can show me proof that Britain would be in the grip of a plague of foxes were it not for the ‘millions’ killed by hounds each year, then I would agree to a cull.
    • No plague of locusts descends, the oceans don't boil over with frogs, and the apocalypse isn't ushered in because of our discovery.
    • When a plague of locusts and a bad drought struck the country last year, devastating the crops, the prospect of a famine in 2005 loomed large.
    • There's a plague of locusts gathering in Africa.
    • An investigation by environmental health chiefs has failed to find the cause of a plague of flies bringing misery to a Rotherham neighbourhood.
    • As if the people of Darfur, in western Sudan, didn't have enough to contend with, now there's the prospect of a plague of locusts.
    • He ordered four men to stay behind at the base camp at Cooper's Creek to guard a stock of provisions against a plague of rats.
    • Whole streets were blocked off by vegetable sellers, litter grew out of control, there was a plague of giant rats, whites fled and murder and other crimes soared.
    • Australia is battling its biggest plague of locusts in decades as billions of the insects hatch along the central east region.
    • This house has a plague of small black millipedes.
    • But then an almost biblical plague of insects descended on the crops and began eating them.
    • Traffic was affected not only by the vicissitudes of the business cycle and the Panic of 1873 but also by flour mill explosions and even a plague of locusts.
    • Even a little bit of rain can be a burden, especially for those farmers who planted crops after rain over a month ago, only to see them consumed by a plague of locusts as they began to grow.
    • There have been two earthquakes and a plague of locusts.
    • After the ruler's next refusal, a plague of locusts smote the land and Moses brought a darkness for three days.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (afflict continually)
    a country plagued by strikes un país asolado por constantes huelgas
    • plagued with problems plagado de problemas
    • plagued by doubts and fears acosado / atormentado por dudas y temores
    • For the previous half year he has been plagued by attacks of ill-health and the symptoms of a weak heart.
    • In building a market, though, it may fall victim to the troubles that plague trailblazing companies, analysts said.
    • Residents living near an Accrington park that has been plagued by young troublemakers are being urged to reclaim it.
    • Unfortunately, the many methodological problems that plague past opinion polls require cautious interpretation of their results.
    • The problem does not plague Shanghai alone, although Shanghai faces the biggest one in China.
    • For most of that time he has been plagued by back trouble and this summer he has failed to find his best form.
    • Decentralization leads to greater ownership, which in turn overcomes the collective action problems that plague all political campaigns.
    • He is clearly marketed to win mindshare over the superheroes that plague so much children's programming.
    • He added that much of the problems plaguing the agricultural sector were compounded by domestic inefficiencies.
    • This is certainly a cure to maladies plaguing the society and a definite path not only towards self but also social development.
    • Two specialist teams armed with the latest surveillance technology will target troublemakers who plague estates throughout Bolton.
    • The troubles that plagued it during filming may well end up helping it at the box office.
    • Although trouble spots still plague the species, U.S. loon numbers appear, on the whole, to be holding steady.
    • The big threat on the horizon is deflation, though some observers say that curse already plagues the industry, which has been wringing out costs as it struggles to hold the line on car prices.
    • In Semarang, the capital of Central Java, the fuel shortage is still plaguing the city, pushing fuel prices up.
    • Trouble would likewise plague her marriage until the union ended abruptly with the mysterious death of her husband in the spring of 1889.
    • Water shortages are a problem plaguing many large cities in China.
    • Neighbours claim the road is plagued by youths causing trouble and today called for extra police patrols.
    • No, the real curse here is the so-called sophomore curse that often plagues the follow-up projects of successful movies.
    • So, no awkward adolescents like him, no teenage angst, unrequited crushes or similar problems that plague parents.
  • 2

    (pester)
    acosar
    asediar
    they plagued her with questions about her resignation la acosaron / asediaron con preguntas sobre su dimisión
    • After all, he was plaguing his people because he would not let him go.
    • They countered his discipline by continually plaguing him with giant hound dogs he never wanted.
    • Scammers plague people who are buying a new car for the first time.
    • He, who blamed the end of his marriage on the loss of his house, later moved into a tiny flat and began plaguing him with letters asking for support.
    • In January this year, York police moved to clear the streets of beggars officers said were plaguing tourists and denting York's image.
    • If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
    • However, it's also a hassle shopping there because you get plagued by people wanting your money.