Examples of infest in a Sentence
in desperation, we called in an exterminator because the house was infested with ants
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The inside of the arch may have been infested with asbestos in a May 14 fire that consumed a warehouse under the bridge and sent heavy smoke through the structure.
Such weeds are now an enormous problem, infesting roughly 75 million acres of fields, an area roughly equivalent to the size of Arizona.
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Origin and Etymology of infest
French infester, from Latin infestare, from infestus hostile
First Known Use: 1602
INFEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infest for English Language Learners
of something harmful or unwanted : to be in or over (a place, an animal, etc.) in large numbers
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Definition of infest for Students
: to spread or swarm in or over in a harmful manner Termites infested the tree.
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