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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Invade in great numbers; Live on or in a host, as of parasites; Occupy in large numbers or live on a host.

Usage examples (37)
  • I slept on a plank that was infested with cockroaches.
  • They feed mostly on very small insects and eggs, such as infest the bark of trees, but will eat almost anything offered them; even meat they will peck from
  • This consists, for the most part, of caterpillars, particularly such as infest apple-trees.
  • Here were no cackling old women, or groaning Methodists, such as infest our English churches, and scare one's ears with hoarse coughs accompanied by the naso obligato. for more
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