HyperDic: white_plague

English > 2 senses of the expression white plague:
NOUNstatewhite plague, pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting diseaseinvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
statewhite plague, drug addictionan addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
English > white plague: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningInvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.
Synonymspulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease
Broadertuberculosis, 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 / stages)
Spanishtisis, tuberculosis, tuberculosis pulmonar
Catalantisi, tuberculosi, tuberculosi pulmonar
English > white plague: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug).
Synonymdrug addiction
CategorynarcoticA drug that produces numbness or stupor
Narroweralcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkennesshabitual intoxication
caffein addictionAn addiction to caffein
cocaine addictionAn addiction to cocaine
heroin addictionAn addiction to heroin
nicotine addictionAn addiction to nicotine
Broaderaddiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituationabnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
Spanishdrogadicción, drogodependencia, toxicomanía
Catalandrogaddicció, drogoaddicció, drogodependència, toxicomania

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