Dictionary.com

disinfest

[ dis-in-fest ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛst /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object)

to rid of insects, rodents, etc.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of disinfest

First recorded in 1915–20; dis-1 + infest
dis·in·fes·ta·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for disinfest

disinfest
/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛst) /

verb

(tr) to rid of vermin
disinfestation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Hate Typos? Get Grammar Coach