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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pestilence \Pes"ti*lence\, noun [F. pestilence, L. 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. --Ps. xci. 6.

2. Fig.: That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers.

I'll pour this pestilence into his ear. --Shak.

{Pestilence weed} (Bot.), the butterbur coltsfoot ({Petasites vulgaris}), so called because formerly considered a remedy for the plague. --Dr. Prior.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pestilence

noun

1: 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}, {pestilence}, {pest}, {pestis}]

2: any epidemic disease with a high death rate [syn: {plague}, {pestilence}, {pest}]

3: 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: {pestilence}, {canker}]


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