Definition of pestilence in English:

pestilence

Syllabification: pes·ti·lence
Pronunciation: /ˈpestələns
 
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noun

archaic
A fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
More example sentences
  • He argues that there is clear evidence for the pestilence having been plague, rather than other diseases that have been suggested such as anthrax.
  • The physician's challenge is the curing of disease, educating the people in the laws of health, and preventing the spread of plagues and pestilences.
  • He ordered the nearby swamps and marshes in the city of Salinus to be drained, in order to prevent an unknown pestilence, probably malaria.

Origin

Middle English (also denoting something morally corrupting): from Old French, from Latin pestilentia, based on pestis 'a plague'.

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