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pest Any of various organisms, such as fungi, insects, rodents, and plants, that harm crops or livestock or otherwise interfere with the wellbeing of human beings. Weeds are plant pests that grow where they are not wanted – often on cultivated land, where they compete with crop plants for space, light, nutrients, etc. Pests are controlled by the use of pesticides and biological control methods.

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pest An animal that competes with humans by consuming or damaging food, fibre, or other materials intended for human consumption or use. Many such species are harmless or ecologically beneficial (e.g. raptors, otters, and seals); others (e.g. most insect pests) are harmless until their populations increase rapidly in response to a virtually unlimited (to them) resource (e.g. a farm crop).

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pest An animal that competes with humans by consuming or damaging food, fibre, or other materials intended for human consumption or use. Many such species are harmless or ecologically beneficial (e.g. raptors, otters, and seals); others (e.g. most insect pests) are harmless until their populations increase rapidly in response to a virtually unlimited (to them) resource (e.g. a farm crop).

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pest †pestilence, plague XVI; noxious person or thing XVII. — F. peste or L. pestis plague, contagious disease.
So pestiferous plague-bringing, pernicious. XVI. — L. pestifer, -ferus. pestilence XIV. — (O)F. — L. pestilentia, f. pestilēns, -ent-, -entus (whence pestilent XV). pestilential XIV. — medL. Hence pesticide XX.

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pest / pest/ • n. a destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc. ∎ inf. an annoying person or thing; a nuisance. ∎  (the pest) archaic bubonic plague.

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Pest: see Budapest, Hungary.

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PEST (pɛst) Political, Environmental, Social, and Technological (framework for analysing these aspects of a business environment)
• Pressure for Economic and Social Toryism (left-wing Conservative group)

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