noun Date: 1862 a place liable to epidemic disease

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  • pesthole — [pest′hōl΄] n. [ PEST + HOLE] a place infested or likely to be infested with an epidemic disease …   English World dictionary

  • pesthole — /pest hohl /, n. a place infested with or especially liable to epidemic disease. [1900 05; PEST + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pesthole — noun A place where a pest (contagious disease) is present or likely …   Wiktionary

  • pesthole — Synonyms and related words: Augean stables, ambulatory plague, black death, black plague, bubonic plague, cellulocutaneous plague, defervescing plague, dump, epidemic, epiphytotic, epizootic, glandular plague, hemorrhagic plague, hole, hovel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pesthole — pest•hole [[t]ˈpɛstˌhoʊl[/t]] n. pat a place infested with or esp. liable to epidemic disease • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • pesthole — noun a breeding ground for epidemic disease • Hypernyms: ↑breeding ground * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a place subject or liable to epidemic disease * * * /pest hohl /, n. a place infested with or especially liable to epidemic disease. [1900 05; PEST… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pesthole of the Pacific — Panama City, Panama; Buenaventura, Colombia; Guayaquil, Ecuador …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • pest — noun a) A plague, pestilence, epidemic Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone! b) An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature …   Wiktionary

  • pesthouse — noun An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections See Also: pesthole …   Wiktionary

  • black death — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, ambulatory plague, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard …   Moby Thesaurus

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