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1 pestilence

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.

synoniemen: pest, pestis, plague.

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... meer laten zien

Roget 649: hurtfulness etc. adj.; virulence.    evil doer etc. 913; bane etc. 663; plague spot etc. (insalubrity) 657; ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: pest, pestepidemie, pestilentie, pestkoorts
Pools: morowe powietrze, czarna śmierć, mór, zaraza morowa



2 pestilence

Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.

synoniemen: pest, plague.

Nederlands: plaag

3 pestilence

A pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of:
— Racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation.

synoniem: canker.


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: Black Death, affliction, ambulatory plague, bane, black death, black plague, blight, bubonic plague, bugbear, burden, calamity, cancer, canker, cellulocutaneous plague, crushing burden, curse, death, defervescing plague, destruction, disease ... meer laten zien.

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