infestation

[ in-fe-stey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn fɛˈsteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of infesting; state of being infested.
a harassing or troublesome invasion: an infestation of ants.

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Origin of infestation

1375–1425; late Middle English infestacio(u)n < Late Latin infestātiōn- (stem of infestātiō). See infest, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM infestation

re·in·fes·ta·tion, noun
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