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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pes·ti·len·tial /ˌpɛstəˈlɛn(t)ʃəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pes·ti·len·tial /ˌpɛstəˈlɛnʧəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pes·ti·len·tial a.
 1. Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence. “Sends the pestilential vapors.”
 2. Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally destructive.
    So pestilential, so infectious a thing is sin.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a
            pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift;
            "plaguey fevers" [syn: pestilent, pestiferous, plaguey]