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  1. overrun to an unwanted degree or in a troublesome manner by predatory animals or vermin (often used in combination):It is so difficult to eradicate cockroaches from an infested area.The only unguarded way of escape was through an alligator-infested swamp.

  2. filled or riddled with anything undesirable or troublesome (usually used in combination): The restaurant sat in an increasingly tourist-infested part of town.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of infest.

Origin of infested

First recorded in 1890–1900; infest + -ed2 for the adjective senses; infest + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from infested

  • un·in·fest·ed, adjective

Words Nearby infested Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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