Pes`ti*len"tial (?), a. [Cf. F. pestilentiel.]

1.

Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence.

"Sends the pestilential vapors."

Longfellow.

2.

Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally destructive.

So pestilential, so infectious a thing is sin. Jer. Taylor.

 

© Webster 1913.

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