re·​in·​fes·​ta·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌin-ˌfe-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce reinfestation (audio)
plural reinfestations
: the act or an instance of infesting again
reinfestation of the house with termites

Examples of reinfestation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Washing all bedding, sheets, and towels in hot water for at least 30 minutes is also important in the treatment and prevention of reinfestation. Alena Hall, Verywell Health, 6 Mar. 2023 If one nit survives, reinfestation can occur. Alena Hall, Verywell Health, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinfestation was in 1892

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“Reinfestation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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