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Definitions of scourge:
  • noun:   a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
  • noun:   a person who inspires fear or dread
  • noun:   something causes misery or death
  • verb:   punish severely; excoriate
  • verb:   whip
  • verb:   devastate or ravage

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See scourge used in context: 2 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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