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in·fest

 (ĭn-fĕst′)
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.

[Middle English infesten, to distress, from Old French infester, from Latin īnfestāre, from īnfestus, hostile; see gwhedh- in Indo-European roots.]

in′fes·ta′tion n.

infested

(ɪnˈfɛstɪd)
adj
invaded by parasites
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infested

adjective overrun, plagued, crawling, swarming, ridden, alive, ravaged, lousy (slang), beset, pervaded, teeming The prison is infested with rats.
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infested

[ɪnˈfɛstɪd] adjinfesté(e)
to be infested with [+ rats, insects] → être infesté(e) de

infested

[ˌɪnˈfɛstɪd] adj infested (with)infestato/a (di or da)
References in classic literature ?
Injun Joe infested all his dreams, and always with doom in his eye.
If the whole land was infested by these and similar horrid monsters, life would be impossible upon it, and we decided that we would only search long enough to find and take aboard fresh water and such meat and fruits as might be safely procurable and then retrace our way beneath the cliffs to the open sea.
To land, it would be necessary to run the U-33 close in to the shore, at least as close as we could, for even these waters were infested, though, not so thickly, by savage reptiles.
leave the places that they had infested within three days on pain of
Our way lay across high mountains infested with frightful serpents, but we had the good luck to escape them and came at last to the seashore.
All this coast is much infested with ravenous beasts, monkeys, and serpents, of which last here are some seven feet in length, and thicker than an ordinary man; in the head of this serpent is found a stone about the bigness of an egg, resembling bezoar, and of great efficacy, as it is said, against all kinds of poison.
Between Omaha and the Pacific the railway crosses a territory which is still infested by Indians and wild beasts, and a large tract which the Mormons, after they were driven from Illinois in 1845, began to colonise.
In their eagerness to mislead them they betrayed themselves into danger, and got into a region infested with the Blackfeet.
They painted in strong colors, to the poor Canadian voyageurs, the risk they would run of perishing with hunger and thirst; of being cut off by war-parties of the Sioux who scoured the plains; of having their horses stolen by the Upsarokas or Crows, who infested the skirts of the Rocky Mountains; or of being butchered by the Blackfeet, who lurked among the defiles.
A beard and mustache covered the lower part of his face, and a tangle of hair, infested with lice, curled round his head like a cap.
But dirt clung to him, and he was infested with fleas.
Trees bordering these parks or in very close proximity have been found to be infested with ALB.