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pestilential

[pes-tl-en-shuh l] /ˌpɛs tlˈɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
producing or tending to produce pestilence.
2.
pertaining to or of the nature of pestilence, especially bubonic plague.
3.
pernicious; harmful.
4.
annoyingly troublesome.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin pestilentiālis. See pestilent, -ial
Related forms
pestilentially, adverb
pestilentialness, noun
antipestilential, adjective
nonpestilential, adjective
unpestilential, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pestilentially

pestilential

/ˌpɛstɪˈlɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
dangerous or troublesome; harmful or annoying
2.
of, causing, or resembling pestilence
Derived Forms
pestilentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pestilentially

pestilential

adj.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin pestilentialis, from Latin pestilentia "plague" (see pestilence). Related: Pestilentially.

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pestilentially in Medicine

pestilential pes·ti·len·tial (pěs'tə-lěn'shəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or tending to produce a pestilence.

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