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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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Noun1.disinfestation - the activity of getting rid of vermin
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
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n. desinfestación, limpieza extensa y eliminación de parásitos, rumiantes e insectos causantes de infección.
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