Definition of infest
- a slum infested with crime
- shark-infested waters
in desperation, we called in an exterminator because the house was infested with ants
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of something harmful or unwanted : to be in or over (a place, an animal, etc.) in large numbers
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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