Pestilential

  • 61 Gehenna — Ge*hen na (g[ e]*h[e^]n n[.a]), prop. n. [L. Gehenna, Gr. Ge enna, Heb. G[=e] Hinn[=o]m.] (Jewish Hist.) The valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward …

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  • 62 Infect — In*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infecting}.] [L. infectus, p. p. of inficere to put or dip into, to stain, infect; pref. in in + facere to make; cf. F. infecter. See {Fact}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To taint with morbid… …

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  • 63 Infected — Infect In*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infecting}.] [L. infectus, p. p. of inficere to put or dip into, to stain, infect; pref. in in + facere to make; cf. F. infecter. See {Fact}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To taint with… …

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  • 64 Infecting — Infect In*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infecting}.] [L. infectus, p. p. of inficere to put or dip into, to stain, infect; pref. in in + facere to make; cf. F. infecter. See {Fact}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To taint with… …

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  • 65 Infection — In*fec tion, n. [Cf. F. infection, L. infectio a dyeing.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of infecting. [1913 Webster] There was a strict order against coming to those pits, and that was only to prevent infection. De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 66 Infectious — In*fec tious, a. [Cf. F. infectieux.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious water; infectious vices. [1913… …

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  • 67 Lazar — La zar, n. [OF. lazare, fr. Lazarus the beggar. Luke xvi. 20.] A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Like loathsome lazars, by the hedges lay. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Lazar house} a lazaretto;… …

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  • 68 Lazar house — Lazar La zar, n. [OF. lazare, fr. Lazarus the beggar. Luke xvi. 20.] A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Like loathsome lazars, by the hedges lay. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Lazar house} a… …

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  • 69 Lither — Li ther (l[imac] [th][ e]r), a. [AS. l[=y][eth]er bad, wicked.] Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Not lither in business, fervent in spirit. Bp. Woolton. [1913 Webster] Note: Professor Skeat thinks the lither …

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  • 70 Litherly — Lither Li ther (l[imac] [th][ e]r), a. [AS. l[=y][eth]er bad, wicked.] Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Not lither in business, fervent in spirit. Bp. Woolton. [1913 Webster] Note: Professor Skeat thinks the …

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  • 71 Litherness — Lither Li ther (l[imac] [th][ e]r), a. [AS. l[=y][eth]er bad, wicked.] Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Not lither in business, fervent in spirit. Bp. Woolton. [1913 Webster] Note: Professor Skeat thinks the …

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  • 72 Mephitis — Me*phi tis, n. [L. mephitis : cf. F. m[ e]phitis.] 1. Noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalations from decomposing substances, filth, or other source. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of mammals, including the skunks. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 73 mercury — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …

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  • 74 pentadecylacatechol — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …

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  • 75 Pesthouse — Pest house , n. A house or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 76 Pestiferous — Pes*tif er*ous, a. [L. pestiferus, pestifer; pestis pest + ferre to bear: cf. F. pestif[ e]re.] 1. Pest bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies. Poor, pestiferous creatures begging alms …

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  • 77 Pestilent — Pes ti*lent, a. [L. pestilens, entis, fr. pestis pest: cf. F. pestilent.] Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous. Corrupt and pestilent. Milton. What a pestilent knave is this same! Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 78 Pestilentious — Pes ti*len tious, a. Pestilential. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 79 Plagueful — Plague ful, a. Abounding, or infecting, with plagues; pestilential; as, plagueful exhalations. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 80 Poison — Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of… …

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