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pestilence

 [pes´tĭ-lens]
a virulent contagious epidemic or infectious epidemic disease. adj., adj pestilen´tial.

pes·ti·lence

(pes'ti-lens),
1. Synonym(s): plague (2)
2. A virulent outbreak of any disease.
[L. pestilentia]

pestilence

/pes·ti·lence/ (pes´tĭ-lins) a virulent contagious epidemic or infectious epidemic disease.pestilen´tial

pestilence

(pĕs′tə-ləns)
n.
A usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.

pestilence

[pes′tiləns]
Etymology: L, pestilentia, infectious disease
any epidemic of a virulent infectious or contagious disease.

pestilence

noun An obsolete, non-specific term for an epidemic with high mortality.
 
adjective Malodorous.

pes·ti·lence

(pes'ti-lĕns)
1. Synonym(s): plague (2) .
2. A virulent outbreak of any disease.
[L. pestilentia]

pestilence (pes·t·lens),

n any epidemic of a disease that is virulent and devastating.
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Pessaries.

pestilence

a virulent contagious epidemic or infectious epidemic disease.
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We can learn about the nature of Resheph from Habakkuk's description of the Lord: Pestilence (dever) marches before Him, and plague (resheph) comes forth at His heels (Hab.
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The church chiefs reckon that witchcraft is the source of this evil pestilence and set out expose the culprit.
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