Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun white_plague

2 senses of white plague

Sense 1
pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague -- (involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body)
       => tuberculosis, TB, T.B. -- (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))

Sense 2
drug addiction, white plague -- (an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug))
       => addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation -- (being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs))

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