Pestilence vs Pesthouse - What's the difference?

pestilence | pesthouse |


As a proper noun pestilence

is the personification of pestilence, often depicted riding a white horse.

As a noun pesthouse is

an establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections.

pestilence

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any epidemic disease that is highly contagious, infectious, virulent and devastating.
  • * 1949 - Bruce Kiskaddon, George R. Stewart,
  • The snowshoe-rabbits build up through the years until they reach a climax when they seem to be everywhere; then with dramatic suddenness their pestilence falls upon them.

    pesthouse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections
  • See also

    * asylum * sanatorium

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