disinfest

verb
dis·​in·​fest | \ ˌdis-in-ˈfest How to pronounce disinfest (audio) \
disinfested; disinfesting; disinfests

Definition of disinfest

transitive verb

: to rid of small animal pests (such as insects or rodents)

Other Words from disinfest

disinfestation \ (ˌ)dis-​ˌin-​ˌfe-​ˈstā-​shən How to pronounce disinfest (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of disinfest

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Disinfest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinfest. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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disinfest

transitive verb
dis·​in·​fest | \ ˌdis-ᵊn-ˈfest How to pronounce disinfest (audio) \

Medical Definition of disinfest

: to rid of small animal pests (as insects)

Other Words from disinfest

disinfestation \ (ˌ)dis-​ˌin-​ˌfes-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce disinfest (audio) \ noun

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