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infestverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈfest/ us   /ɪnˈfest/
(of animals and insects that carry disease) to cause a problem by being present in large numbers: The barn was infested with rats.
infestation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɪn.fesˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌɪn.fesˈteɪ.ʃən/
a flea infestation an infestation of cockroaches/head lice
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infestverb [T]

us   /ɪnˈfest/
(of insects and some animals) to be present in large numbers, sometimes causing disease or damage: When we first moved in, the apartment was infested with cockroaches.
(Definition of infest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “infest”
in Vietnamese tràn lan…
in Spanish infestar…
in Malaysian penuh dengan…
in Thai รังควาญ…
in French infester (de)…
in German plagen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物、害蟲等)大批出沒於,騷擾…
in Russian наводнять, кишеть…
in Turkish (böcek, hayvan, ayrık otu) sarmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物、害虫等)大批出没于,骚扰…
in Indonesian memenuhi…
in Polish opanować…
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