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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
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"
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Translations
إمتلاء، تغطيَه
zamoření
angrebskadedyrsangreb
élõsdifertõzés
zamorenie

infestation

[ˌɪnfesˈteɪʃən] Ninfestación f, plaga f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

infestation

[ˌɪnfɛˈsteɪʃən] n (by insects, rats)infestation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

infestation

nVerseuchung f; an infestation of ratseine Rattenplage
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

infestation

[ˌɪnfɛsˈteɪʃən] ninfestazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

infest

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

n. infestación, invasión del organismo por parásitos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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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Ramachandran said, "Good hygiene, stock rotation and correct storage practices are the best way to prevent and control SPI infestations. Large-scale infestation, of course, can be controlled by fumigation.
Aging infrastructure, poor sanitation, high population/housing density, and poverty have been consistently associated with urban rat infestations (Himsworth et al., 2013; Johnson, Bragdon, Olson, Merlino, & Bonaparte, 2016).
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Peter Oshiro of the Health Department said, "Roach infestations can come from a lot of different things.
The ability to predict biocontrol measures accurately at the initial stages of the infestation is highly beneficial to biocontrol initiatives in determining if weevil populations are alive and establishing within water hyacinth infestations.