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dis·in·fest

 (dĭs′ĭn-fĕst′)
tr.v. dis·in·fest·ed, dis·in·fest·ing, dis·in·fests
To rid of vermin.

dis·in′fes·ta′tion (-fĕ-stā′shən) n.
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disinfest

(ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛst)
vb
(Environmental Science) (tr) to rid of vermin
disˌinfesˈtation n
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dis•in•fest

(ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛst)

v.t.
to rid of insects, rodents, etc.
[1915–20]
dis•in`fes•ta′tion, n.
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disinfest


Past participle: disinfested
Gerund: disinfesting

Imperative
disinfest
disinfest
Present
I disinfest
you disinfest
he/she/it disinfests
we disinfest
you disinfest
they disinfest
Preterite
I disinfested
you disinfested
he/she/it disinfested
we disinfested
you disinfested
they disinfested
Present Continuous
I am disinfesting
you are disinfesting
he/she/it is disinfesting
we are disinfesting
you are disinfesting
they are disinfesting
Present Perfect
I have disinfested
you have disinfested
he/she/it has disinfested
we have disinfested
you have disinfested
they have disinfested
Past Continuous
I was disinfesting
you were disinfesting
he/she/it was disinfesting
we were disinfesting
you were disinfesting
they were disinfesting
Past Perfect
I had disinfested
you had disinfested
he/she/it had disinfested
we had disinfested
you had disinfested
they had disinfested
Future
I will disinfest
you will disinfest
he/she/it will disinfest
we will disinfest
you will disinfest
they will disinfest
Future Perfect
I will have disinfested
you will have disinfested
he/she/it will have disinfested
we will have disinfested
you will have disinfested
they will have disinfested
Future Continuous
I will be disinfesting
you will be disinfesting
he/she/it will be disinfesting
we will be disinfesting
you will be disinfesting
they will be disinfesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disinfesting
you have been disinfesting
he/she/it has been disinfesting
we have been disinfesting
you have been disinfesting
they have been disinfesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disinfesting
you will have been disinfesting
he/she/it will have been disinfesting
we will have been disinfesting
you will have been disinfesting
they will have been disinfesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disinfesting
you had been disinfesting
he/she/it had been disinfesting
we had been disinfesting
you had been disinfesting
they had been disinfesting
Conditional
I would disinfest
you would disinfest
he/she/it would disinfest
we would disinfest
you would disinfest
they would disinfest
Past Conditional
I would have disinfested
you would have disinfested
he/she/it would have disinfested
we would have disinfested
you would have disinfested
they would have disinfested
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disinfest - rid of vermin; "The exterminator disinfests the house"
disembarrass, rid, free - relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"
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