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    pestilence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pestilence

    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : pest , pestis , plague
    (noun) any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    Synonyms : pest , plague
    (noun) a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
    Synonyms : canker
    Example Sentence
    • racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation
    • according to him, I was the canker in their midst
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pestilence

If ua re lenient on pest then that can be baneful and deadly.

pest on the eye lens can be annoying and often deadly

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