pestiferous

adjective pes·tif·er·ous \ pe-ˈsti-f(ə-)rəs \

Definition of pestiferous

1 : dangerous to society : pernicious
2 a : carrying or propagating infection : pestilential
b : infected with a pestilential disease

pestiferously

adverb

pestiferousness

noun

Examples of pestiferous in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of pestiferous

Middle English, from Latin pestifer pestilential, noxious, from pestis + -fer -ferous


Medical Dictionary

pestiferous

adjective pes·tif·er·ous \ pes-ˈtif-(ə-)rəs \

medical Definition of pestiferous

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


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