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Definition 1: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for white plague in the sense of this definition

(white plague is a kind of ...) 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)

Definition 2: an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for white plague in the sense of this definition

(white plague is a kind of ...) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

(... is a kind of white plague ) habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

(... is a kind of white plague ) an addiction to cocaine

(... is a kind of white plague ) an addiction to heroin

(... is a kind of white plague ) an addiction to caffein

(... is a kind of white plague ) an addiction to nicotine

(white plague belongs to category ...) a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction

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