Definition of Pestiferous

1. Adjective. Contaminated with infecting organisms. "Obliged to go into infected rooms"

Exact synonyms: Dirty
Similar to: Infected, Septic
Derivative terms: Dirtiness



2. Adjective. Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease. "Plaguey fevers"
Exact synonyms: Pestilent, Pestilential, Plaguey
Similar to: Epidemic
Derivative terms: Pestilence, Pestilence, Plague

3. Adjective. Tending to corrupt or pervert.
Exact synonyms: Corruptive, Perversive
Similar to: Evil
Derivative terms: Corrupt, Pervert

4. Adjective. Causing irritation or annoyance. "It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

Definition of Pestiferous

1. a. Pest-bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies.

Definition of Pestiferous

1. Adjective. containing organisms that cause contagious diseases ¹

2. Adjective. annoying, vexatious ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pestiferous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pestiferous

1. Relating to or tending to produce a pestilence. Synonym: pestiferous. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pestiferous

pestholes
pesthouse
pesthouses
pesticaemia
pesticidal
pesticidally
pesticide
pesticide poisoning
pesticide residues
pesticide synergists
pesticides
pestiduct
pestiducts
pestier
pestiest
pestiferous (current term)
pestiferously
pestiferousness
pestilation
pestilence
pestilences
pestilent
pestilential
pestilentially
pestilentious
pestilently
pestis
pestis ambulans
pestis bubonica
pestis fulminans

Literary usage of Pestiferous

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1. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"... long tainted with this pestiferous sin, the barons sent special messengers, namely, the archbishop of ..."

2. The River of Golden Sand: The Narrative of a Journey Through China and by William John Gill, Henry Yule (1880)
"Departure from Yung-Ch'ang—Graves of Aborigines—Hun Shui-Tang— Fine Ponies and Mules—Fang-Ma-Ch'ang—pestiferous Valley of the Lu-Ch'iang or Salwen ..."

3. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"... however, that in this plant an almost ineradicable pestiferous weed had been introduced, its cultivation was restricted to low, undrained tracts, ..."

4. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"... carrot, or ripe squash has proved effective. Crystals of the same poison may be inserted in the bait with a knife. pestiferous Birds Bird poisons. ..."

5. A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners by Richard Watson, Nathan Bangs (1832)
"... in general belief, of killing with KB pestiferous breath the -strongest animals, it seemed to them invested with the power of life and death. ..."

6. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1906)
"The most pestiferous foe the fruit-grower here has to combat, and one that gives him the most trouble, is the high freight rate to the market of the East, ..."

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