pestilence definition

  • noun:
    • A usually deadly epidemic condition, especially bubonic plague.
    • A pernicious, bad impact or broker.
    • Any epidemic illness which highly contagious, infectious, virulent and damaging.
    • especially, the illness referred to as plague; thus, any contagious or infectious epidemic infection this is certainly virulent and devastating.
    • Fig.: That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers.
    • the illness called the plague or pest; also, any epidemic cancerous illness.
    • whatever is pestilential or pestiferous; that which creates or will produce malignant condition.
    • That which is morally pestilent; whatever is naughty, noxious, or cancerous in any way.
    • a serious (sometimes fatal) disease of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and inadvertently transmitted to people because of the bite of a flea which has bitten an infected animal
    • a pernicious and malign impact this is certainly difficult to remove
    • any epidemic infection with a high demise rate

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