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Meaning of WHITE PLAGUE

Pronunciation:  wIt pleyg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
  2. [n]  involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
 
 Synonyms: consumption, drug addiction, phthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease
 
 See Also: addiction, alcohol addiction, alcoholism, caffein addiction, cocaine addiction, dependence, dependency, drunkenness, habituation, heroin addiction, inebriation, nicotine addiction, T.B., TB, tuberculosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\White plague\
Tuberculosis, esp. of the lungs.

 

 

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