noninfested

adjective
non·​in·​fest·​ed | \ ˌnän-in-ˈfe-stəd How to pronounce noninfested (audio) \

Definition of noninfested

: not infested with parasites or destructive pests : not marked by infestation noninfested pine trees noninfested soil The thought of accidentally transporting pests into a noninfested area may not excite the average gardener, but beware. Plant pests tend to multiply at an amazing rate.— Norman C. Bezona

Examples of noninfested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ohio quarantine regulations restrict the movement of hemlock materials from areas known to be infested with the hemlock woolly adelgid into noninfested Ohio counties. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "The latest invasive insect has 'sucking mouthparts' that kill hemlock trees," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of noninfested

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninfested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninfested. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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