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.
filled or riddled with anything undesirable or troublesome (usually used in combination): The restaurant sat in an increasingly tourist-infested part of town.
the simple past tense and past participle of infest.
- un·in·fest·ed, adjective
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How to use infested in a sentence
The road between the two towns is partially unpaved and can be treacherous, infested with Taliban checkpoints.The Covid-19 pandemic is driving new cases of polio in Afghanistan | Ruchi Kumar | December 8, 2020 | Quartz
I do, however, intend it to sound mean about the reactionary, prejudice-infested place she comes from.
She suffered no more beatings—just solitary confinement in an underground cell always dark and dank and cockroach-infested.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story | Jamie Dettmer | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The episode includes satirical images of crime-ridden, rat-infested slums overrun by child-biting monkeys.Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics | Asawin Suebsaeng | August 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No one is safe from shark-infested tornadoes, especially not in New York City.‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark? | Jason Lynch | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the summer, though, Bettles sees more tourists who come to the fly-and-mosquito infested gateway into the Alaskan wilderness.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed | Terry Greene Sterling | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
From the very first of the war their work was to help exterminate the guerrilla bands which infested the State.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Weed-grown, bramble-infested fields lay cleared of dbris, that had been gathered into heaps and burned.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
But the step that would raise one above all the little fumbling, blind-spawning, life hugging bipeds who infested the scene.
It was certainly reported that they were very much infested with tigers, but this deterred no one.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The Mediterranean Sea in those days was infested by pirates sailing from the Moorish ports.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various