Translation of "pestilence" - English-Traditional 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

毒瘤,日益嚴重的問題
The report states that vandalism is a pestilence which must be stamped out. 該報告說明,惡意破壞行為是社會的毒瘤,必須剷除。

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