depest


depest

noun

  1. an annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance.
  2. an insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc.
  3. a deadly epidemic disease, especially a plague; pestilence.

noun

  1. a person or thing that annoys, esp by imposing itself when it is not wanted; nuisance
    1. any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land
    2. (as modifier)pest control
  2. rare an epidemic disease or pestilence
n.

1550s (in imprecations, “a pest upon ____,” etc.), “plague, pestilence,” from Middle French peste (1530s), from Latin pestis “deadly contagious disease; a curse, bane,” of uncertain origin. Meaning “noxious or troublesome person or thing” first recorded c.1600.

n.

  1. An injurious plant or animal, especially one harmful to humans.
  2. A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.

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