Pestilence definition

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A usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
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A pernicious, evil influence or agent.
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Any virulent or fatal contagious or infectious disease, esp. one of epidemic proportions, as bubonic plague.
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Anything, as a doctrine, regarded as harmful or dangerous.
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A usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
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The definition of a pestilence is any infectious, fatal disease that is widespread or an evil influence or deliverer.

An example of a pestilence is the bubonic plague.

An example of a pestilence is a swarm of mosquitoes carrying disease.

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The personification of pestilence, often depicted riding a white horse.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pestilence
Plural:
pestilences