pestiferous


pes·tif·er·ous

adjective \pes-ˈti-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of PESTIFEROUS

1
:  dangerous to society :  pernicious
2
a :  carrying or propagating infection :  pestilential
b :  infected with a pestilential disease
3
pes·tif·er·ous·ly adverb
pes·tif·er·ous·ness noun

Examples of PESTIFEROUS

  1. <a pestiferous weed that has given gardeners no end of grief>

Origin of PESTIFEROUS

Middle English, from Latin pestifer pestilential, noxious, from pestis + -fer -ferous
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PESTIFEROUS

pes·tif·er·ous

adjective \pes-ˈtif-(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PESTIFEROUS

1
: carrying or propagating infection : pestilential <a pestiferous insect>
2
: infected with a pestilential disease

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