disinfest

[ dis-in-fest ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛst /

verb (used with object)

to rid of insects, rodents, etc.

Nearby words

  1. disincline,
  2. disinclined,
  3. disincorporate,
  4. disinfect,
  5. disinfectant,
  6. disinfestant,
  7. disinflate,
  8. disinflation,
  9. disinform,
  10. disinformation

Origin of disinfest

First recorded in 1915–20; dis-1 + infest

Related formsdis·in·fes·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disinfest

disinfest

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛst) /

verb

(tr) to rid of vermin
Derived Formsdisinfestation, noun

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