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Noun: white plague  wIt pleyg
  1. Involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    - pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease
  2. An addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
    - drug addiction

Derived forms: white plagues

Type of: addiction, dependance [non-standard], dependence, dependency, habituation, T.B., TB, tuberculosis

Encyclopedia: White plague