pestilence

  1. any epidemic disease with a high death rate
  2. a pernicious evil influence

pestilence

(pes´tĭ-lәns) a virulent contagious epidemic or infectious epidemic disease. adj., pestilen´tial., adj.
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pestilence

[n] - a pernicious evil influence
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Pestilence

• (n.) Fig.: That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers. • (n.) Specifically, the disease known as the plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating.
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pestilence

pest noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
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pestilence

canker noun a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; `racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation`; `according to him, I was the canker in their midst`
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Pestilence

Pes'ti·lence noun [ French pestilence , Latin pestilentia . See Pestilent .] 1. Specifically, the disease known as the plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating. « The pestilence That walketh in darkness.&#x...
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pestilence

1. Specifically, the disease known as the plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating. 'The pestilence That walketh in darkness.' (Ps. Xci. 6) ... 2. That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers. 'I'll pour this pestilence into his ear. ... <botany>' ...
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pestilence

pestilence 1. A usually fatal epidemic disease; especially, bubonic plague. 2. A pernicious, evil influence, or agent.
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Pestilence

Pestilence: The pestilence referred to the bubonic plague and it now refers to any epidemic disease that is highly contagious, infectious, virulent and devastating. The plague was, a highly contagious, infectious, virulent, devastating disease due to a bacteria called Yersinia pestis which mainly infects rats and other rodents that serve as the pri...
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pestilence

Type: Term Pronunciation: pes′ti-lens Definitions: 1. A virulent outbreak of any disease. Synonyms: plague2
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