Translation of "pestilence" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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pestilencenoun

uk /ˈpes.tɪ.ləns/ us /ˈpes.təl.əns/

[ C or U ] formal any very serious infectious disease that spreads quickly and kills large numbers of people

瘟疫,疫病

[ S ] a serious and growing problem

社会毒瘤
The report states that vandalism is a pestilence that must be stamped out. 该报告说明,恶意破坏行为是社会的毒瘤,必须铲除。

(Translation of “pestilence” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)