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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.

in•fes•ta•tion

(ˌɪn fɛˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of infesting or the state of being infested.
2. a harassing or troublesome invasion: an infestation of termites.
[1375–1425]

Infestation


the condition of being infested by acarids or mites.
a substance or preparation for killing mites or ticks.
a substance for killing mites. — miticidal, adj.
an agent or preparation for killing tapeworms. — taeniacidal, teniacidal, adj.
infestation by tapeworms.
the state or process of being infested with worms or vermin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasitesinfestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
fascioliasis, fasciolosis - infestation with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica; liver damage sometimes occurs; related to liver rot
fasciolopsiasis - infestation with the large intestinal fluke Fasciolopsis buski; common in eastern Asia
dracunculiasis, Guinea worm, Guinea worm disease - a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
enterobiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children
bilharzia, bilharziasis, schistosomiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
myositis trichinosa, trichiniasis, trichinosis - infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted
fullness - the condition of being filled to capacity
acariasis, acaridiasis, acariosis - infestation with itch mites
ascariasis - infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms
coccidiosis - (veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia
echinococcosis, hydatid disease, hydatidosis - infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)
helminthiasis - infestation of the body with parasitic worms
myiasis - infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation
onchocerciasis, river blindness - infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
opisthorchiasis - infestation with flukes obtained from eating raw fish; common in eastern Asia
lousiness, pediculosis - infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
trombiculiasis - infestation with chiggers
trichuriasis - infestation by a roundworm; common in tropical areas with poor sanitation
2.infestation - a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"
swarm, cloud - a group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
Translations
إمتلاء، تغطيَه
zamoření
angrebskadedyrsangreb
élõsdifertõzés
zamorenie

infestation

[ˌɪnfesˈteɪʃən] Ninfestación f, plaga f

infestation

[ˌɪnfɛˈsteɪʃən] n (by insects, rats)infestation f

infestation

nVerseuchung f; an infestation of ratseine Rattenplage

infestation

[ˌɪnfɛsˈteɪʃən] ninfestazione f

infest

(inˈfest) verb
(of something bad) to swarm over and cover or fill. The dog was infested with fleas.
ˌinfeˈstation (infe-) noun

in·fes·ta·tion

n. infestación, invasión del organismo por parásitos.

infestation

n infestación f; — with infestación de or por; infestation of the scalp with lice..infestación de piojos en la cabeza..infestación por piojos de la cabeza
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