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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease.

Usage examples (33)
  • Many cities also went to ruin, and the famine and pestilential state of the air destroyed thousands of men and cattle.
  • A pestilential malignancy in the air
  • Like many other men, North or South, they were brave enough when it came to gunpowder, but were quickly vanquished at the idea of pestilential disease.
  • At every fair-time "a kind of pestilential fever" raged, so that at least 400 folk were buried there annually during the five or six weeks of the market. for more
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