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verminate

[ vur-muh-neyt ]
/ 藞v蓽r m蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), ver路mi路nat路ed, ver路mi路nat路ing.
to become infested with vermin, especially parasitic vermin.
Archaic. to breed or infest with vermin.
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Origin of verminate

1685鈥95; <Latin vermin膩tus, past participle of vermin膩re to be infested with maggots, to have racking pains, equivalent to vermin(a) racking pain + -膩tus-ate1; dual sense of vermin膩re by association with vermis worm, maggot, vermin- being taken, perhaps erroneously, as an extended stem of this word

OTHER WORDS FROM verminate

ver路mi路na路tion, noun
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