Definitions for pest

Definitions for (noun) pest

Main entry: pest

Definition: any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.

Usage: he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests; many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides

Main entry: pest, pesterer, cuss, gadfly, blighter

Definition: a persistently annoying person

Main entry: pest, pestilence, plague

Definition: any epidemic disease with a high death rate

Main entry: pest, pestilence, pestis, plague

Definition: a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

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