Pes*tif"er*ous (?), a. [L. pestiferus, pestifer; pestis pest + ferre to bear: cf. F. pestifere.]
Pest-bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies.
creatures begging alms." Evelyn
. "Unwholesome and pestiferous
Noxious to peace, to morals, or to society; vicious; hurtful; destructive; as, a pestiferous demagogue.
Pestiferous reports of men very nobly held.
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