Definition of Pesthole

1. Noun. A breeding ground for epidemic disease.

Generic synonyms: Breeding Ground



Definition of Pesthole

1. Noun. A place where a pest (contagious disease) is present or likely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pesthole

1. a place liable to epidemic disease [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pesthole

pester
pester power
pestered
pesterer
pesterers
pestering
pesteringly
pesterings
pesterment
pesterments
pesterous
pesters
pestery
pestful
pesthole (current term)
pestholes
pesthouse
pesthouses
pesticaemia
pesticidal
pesticidally
pesticide
pesticide poisoning
pesticide residues
pesticide synergists
pesticides
pestiduct
pestiducts
pestier

Literary usage of Pesthole

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1. Who Built the Panama Canal? by Walter Leon Pepperman (1915)
"Governor Magoon soon after taking up his residence in the Canal Zone had a pesthole dug in front of his house in Ancon. The hole was four feet deep and two ..."

2. The Greek Coins by John H. Kroll (1993)
"... was constructed to the north of the early trapezoidal building and over the northern part of the early pesthole structure (Caskey 1966: 148, ..."

3. American Public Health Protection by Henry Bixby Hemenway, Edwin Frederick Bowers, Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"In 1913 it opened up a section of Honduras which was denounced by the natives as such a pesthole that it was useless to attempt its cultivation. ..."

4. California: An Intimate History by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1914)
"... and Pachecos, and that pesthole, Los Angeles, had not existed, no doubt he would have succeeded. But, although he had suppressed Los Angeles, which, ..."

5. Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from the by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1909)
"... they see millions of dollars lavished on the secret service and fortifications at Pretoria, while Johannesburg remains a pesthole; their language is ..."

6. Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives by Allan Pinkerton (1878)
"... until what should be the fairest garden-spot of the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is swiftly becoming such a pesthole of anarchy and murder that it ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"from where it joins the Fraser, that measures 59 feet from the pesthole on one side to the corresponding hole on the other. These dwellings were usually ..."

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