pestilence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pestilence” in the English Dictionary

"pestilence" in British English

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uk   /ˈpes.tɪ.ləns/  us   /-təl.əns/
[C or U] formal any very ​seriousinfectiousdisease that ​spreadsquickly and ​killslargenumbers of ​people [S] a ​serious and ​growingproblem: The ​reportstates that ​vandalism is a pestilence that must be ​stamped out.
(Definition of pestilence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pestilence" in American English

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pestilencenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpes·təl·əns/ fml
a ​disease that ​spreadsquickly and ​killslargenumbers of ​people
(Definition of pestilence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pestilence”
in Spanish pestilencia, peste…
in Vietnamese bệnh dịch hạch…
in Malaysian wabak…
in Thai โรคติดต่อร้ายแรง…
in French peste…
in German die Seuche…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘟疫,疫病, 社会毒瘤…
in Indonesian wabah penyakit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘟疫,疫病, 毒瘤,日益嚴重的問題…
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