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Definition 1: a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pestilence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation
  • according to him, I was the canker in their midst

Synonyms for pestilence in the sense of this definition

(pestilence is a kind of ...) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

Definition 2: any epidemic disease with a high death rate - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for pestilence in the sense of this definition

(pestilence is a kind of ...) any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for pestilence in the sense of this definition

(pestilence is a kind of ...) any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people

(... is a kind of pestilence ) the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person

(... is a kind of pestilence ) a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever

(... is a kind of pestilence ) an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person

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