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verminous

[ vur-muh-nuhs ]
/ ˈvɜr mə nəs /
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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.
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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 forms of verminous

verminously, adverbverminousness, noun
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Medical definitions for verminous

verminous
[ vûrmə-nəs ]

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