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Pestiferous


PESTIF'EROUS, adjective [Latin pestis, plague, and fero, to produce.]

1. Pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious.

2. Noxious to peace, to morals or to society; mischievous; destructive.

3. Troublesome; vexatious.