pesthole


Also found in: Thesaurus.

pest·hole

 (pĕst′hōl′)
n.
A place that is considered a breeding ground for epidemic disease.

pesthole

(ˈpɛstˌhəʊl)
n
a place from where infection and illness originates and spreads

pest•hole

(ˈpɛstˌhoʊl)

n.
a place infested with or esp. liable to epidemic disease.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pesthole - a breeding ground for epidemic disease
breeding ground - a place where animals breed
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Epidemiological supervision for the pesthole of encephalitis in the recreational zone of a big city.
Distribution of ixodid ticks and encephalitis pestholes in Leningrad.