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Infest meaning in English

Meaning of Infest in English

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Infest

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Verb

1. infest, overrun

invade in great numbers

Example Sentences:
'the roaches infested our kitchen'

2. infest, invade, overrun

occupy in large numbers or live on a host

Example Sentences:
'the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North'

3. infest

live on or in a host, as of parasites

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Infest

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to inhabit or overrun in dangerously or unpleasantly large numbers
2. 
(of parasites such as lice) to invade and live on or in (a host)

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Infest

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verb transitive
1. 
to overrun or inhabit in large numbers, usually so as to be harmful or bothersome; swarm in or over
2. 
to be parasitic in or on (a host)

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Infest

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tr.v. in·fest·ed, in·fest·ing, in·fests
1. To inhabit or overrun in numbers or quantities large enough to be harmful, threatening, or obnoxious: rats infesting the sewers; streets that were infested with drugs.
2. To live as a parasite in or on: livestock that were infested with tapeworms.

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