pest infestation meaning, pest infestation definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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pest

  

      n  
1    a person or thing that annoys, esp. by imposing itself when it is not wanted; nuisance  
2   
a    any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land  
b    (as modifier)  
pest control     
3    Rare   an epidemic disease or pestilence  
     (C16: from Latin pestis plague, of obscure origin)  


fowl pest  
      n  
1    an acute and usually fatal viral disease of domestic fowl, characterized by refusal to eat, high temperature, and discoloration of the comb and wattles  
2       another name for       Newcastle disease  
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fowl pest, pesto, pes, prest

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