verb (used with object)
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Origin of infest
OTHER WORDS FROM infestin·fest·er, nounre·in·fest, verb (used with object)un·in·fest·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for infest
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|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|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|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|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