Translation of "pestilence" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

pestilence

noun uk us /ˈpes.tɪ.lənts/ US  /-təl.ənts/

[ 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 which 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)