an·​ti-plague ˌan-tē-ˈplāg How to pronounce anti-plague (audio)
variants or less commonly antiplague
: used or intended to counteract a plague and especially bubonic plague
anti-plague measures

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-plague was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-plague.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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