noninfested

adjective

non·​in·​fest·​ed ˌnän-in-ˈfe-stəd How to pronounce noninfested (audio)
: 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, 11 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninfested was in 1864

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“Noninfested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninfested. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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