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Pessary

ˈpɛs(ə)ri

Meanings of Pessary:

noun

A small soluble block that is inserted into the vagina to treat infection or as a contraceptive.

Usage examples:

In vivo the pessary demonstrated high contraceptive efficacy in rabbits of proven fertility.

Meanings of Pessimal:

adjective

= pessimum .

Pessimism

ˈpes.ɪ.mɪ.zəm

Meanings of Pessimism:

noun

A tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.

Usage examples:

The dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks

Meanings of Pessimist:

noun

A person who tends to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.

Usage examples:

The pessimists point to ways in which life has deteriorated

Meanings of Pessimistically:

adverb

In a way that is pessimistic (= expecting bad things to happen or emphasizing the bad parts of a situation)

Usage examples:

"it might be your last flight as pilot," he says pessimistically., it is human nature to think opti…

Pessimists

ˈpes.ɪ.mɪst

Meanings of Pessimists:

noun

A person who tends to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.

Usage examples:

The pessimists point to ways in which life has deteriorated

Meanings of Pessimum:

noun

The worst or least favourable condition, value, or amount. opposed to optimum.

adjective

Worst, least favourable, especially under a particular set of circumstances.

Meanings of Pessomancy:

noun

Divination by means of pebbles.

Meanings of Pessulus:

noun

In some birds: a cartilaginous or bony bar at the junction of the bronchi, forming part of the syrinx.

Pest

pest

Meanings of Pest:

noun

A destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc.

Usage examples:

The tomato plant attracts a pest called whitefly

Meanings of Pestalozzian:

adjective

Of, practising, or relating to the system of elementary education introduced by pestalozzi, who aimed to develop children's faculties in a natural order, beginning with the perceptual powers and making much use of object lessons.

noun

An adherent of the system of pestalozzi.

Meanings of Pestalozzianism:

noun

The system of education instituted by pestalozzi.

Meanings of Pester:

verb

Trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions.

Usage examples:

She constantly pestered him with telephone calls

Meanings of Pestered:

verb

Trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions.

Usage examples:

She constantly pestered him with telephone calls

Meanings of Pestering:

verb

Trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions.

Usage examples:

She constantly pestered him with telephone calls

Meanings of Pesteringly:

adverb

In a pestering way.

Meanings of Pesterous:

adjective

That pesters; having the quality of pestering; cumbersome, troublesome, bothersome.

Meanings of Pesters:

verb

Trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions.

Usage examples:

She constantly pestered him with telephone calls

Meanings of Pestersome:

adjective

Annoying, troublesome.

Meanings of Pestful:

adjective

Pestiferous, pestilential.

Pesthouse

ˈpɛsthaʊs

Meanings of Pesthouse:

noun

A hospital for people suffering from infectious diseases, especially the plague.

Usage examples:

Now, blessed be god, all our fears are over for none have died of the plague since the eleventh of …

Meanings of Pesticide:

noun

A substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.

Usage examples:

Once volatilized, a pesticide can move in air currents away from the treated surface.

Meanings of Pesticides:

noun

A substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.

Usage examples:

Once volatilized, a pesticide can move in air currents away from the treated surface.

Pestiferous

pɛˈstɪf(ə)rəs

Meanings of Pestiferous:

adjective

Harbouring infection and disease.

Usage examples:

The pestiferous area around the prison

Meanings of Pestiferously:

adverb

In a pestiferous manner; (figurative) dangerously.

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