verminous

[ vur-muh-nuh s ]
/ ˈvɜr mə nəs /

adjective

of the nature of or resembling vermin.
of, relating to, or caused by vermin: verminous diseases.
infested with vermin, especially parasitic vermin: verminous shacks.

Nearby words

  1. vermilion rockfish,
  2. vermilionectomy,
  3. vermin,
  4. verminate,
  5. vermination,
  6. verminously,
  7. vermis,
  8. vermivorous,
  9. vermont,
  10. vermonter

Origin of verminous

1610–20; < Latin verminōsus infested with maggots; see verminate, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for verminous

verminous

/ (ˈvɜːmɪnəs) /

adjective

relating to, infested with, or suggestive of vermin
Derived Formsverminously, adverbverminousness, noun

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Medicine definitions for verminous

verminous

[ vûrmə-nəs ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or caused by vermin.
Infested with vermin.

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