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  • n. A surreptitious harmfulness, quality of entrapment, or treacherousness; the characteristic of being insidious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A subtle and cumulative harmfulness, especially of a disease.
  • n. the quality of being designed to entrap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being insidious; deceitfulness; treachery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
  • n. the quality of being designed to entrap

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