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infestverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈfest/
(of ​animals and ​insects that ​carrydisease) to ​cause a ​problem by being ​present in ​largenumbers: The ​barn was infested withrats.
infestation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌɪn.fesˈteɪ.ʃən/
a ​flea infestation an infestation ofcockroaches/​headlice
(Definition of infest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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infestverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈfest/
(of ​insects and some ​animals) to be ​present in ​largenumbers, 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 Spanish infestar…
in Vietnamese tràn lan…
in Malaysian penuh dengan…
in Thai รังควาญ…
in French infester (de)…
in German plagen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物、害虫等)大批出没于,骚扰…
in Turkish (böcek, hayvan, ayrık otu) sarmak…
in Russian наводнять, кишеть…
in Indonesian memenuhi…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物、害蟲等)大批出沒於,騷擾…
in Polish opanować…
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