One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Full of or causing disease.‘scurrying, disease-ridden vermin’‘crowded, disease-ridden conditions’
- ‘Foer became politicised, he tells us, by a visit to an industrialised turkey farm, crowded, filthy, disease-ridden.’
- ‘Wild cats evolved into housecats, and they were quite useful for thousands of years, killing disease-ridden rats and mice and protecting our food stockpiles.’
- ‘It's frightening when you think these needles could be disease-ridden.’
- ‘They argued that the city was not required to regularly conduct state-of-the-art inspections to determine whether trees were rotting or disease-ridden.’
- ‘During the summer, the wives and children of politicians often avoided Washington, which had been built atop a disease-ridden swamp.’
- ‘The prison, which consisted of seven underground dungeons and a day-room, was filthy, disease-ridden, and infested with vermin.’
- ‘The harsh regime resembled the worst British factories, except that it took place in a stifling and disease-ridden climate.’
- ‘He considered himself fortunate that he had not been included in the earlier work parties that were sent up to cut the traces through the disease-ridden jungle.’
- ‘Parents wanted safe, clean places to raise children rather than disease-ridden industrial cities.’
- ‘Light was blocked out, rubbish and pollution accumulated and the scheme soon descended into a foetid, disease-ridden mass of squalor and degradation.’
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