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pestilence


noun
1. 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
Syn:
canker
Derivationally related forms:
pestilent
Hypernyms:
influence
2. a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
Syn:
plague, pest, pestis
Derivationally related forms:
plague (for: plague)
Hypernyms:
epidemic disease
Hyponyms:
bubonic plague, pestis bubonica, glandular plague, pneumonic plague, pulmonic plague,
plague pneumonia, septicemic plague
3. any epidemic disease with a high death rate
Syn:
plague, pest
Derivationally related forms:
pestilential, pestilent, plaguey (for: plague), plague (for: plague)
Hypernyms:
epidemic disease

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