anti-plague

adjective
an·​ti-plague | \ ˌan-tē-ˈplāg How to pronounce anti-plague (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antiplague

Definition of anti-plague

: used or intended to counteract a plague and especially bubonic plague anti-plague measures

First Known Use of anti-plague

1817, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About anti-plague

Time Traveler for anti-plague

Time Traveler

The first known use of anti-plague was in 1817

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near anti-plague

anti-piracy

anti-plague

anti-plaque

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for anti-plague

Cite this Entry

“Anti-plague.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-plague. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!