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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “pestilence”

pestilence

noun
 
 
/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
Fevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
[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。
Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of pestilence from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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