HyperDic: infest

English > 3 senses of the word infest:
VERBmotioninfest, overruninvade in great numbers
stativeinfest, invade, overrunoccupy in large numbers or live on a host
stativeinfestlive on or in a host, as of parasites
infest > pronunciation
Soundsihnfeh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > infest: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaninginvade in great numbers.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"the roaches infested our kitchen"
Synonymoverrun
Broaderinvade, occupymarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
Spanishinfestar, plagar
Nounsinfestationa swarm of insects that attack plants
infestationthe state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
English > infest: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningOccupy in large numbers or live on a host.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Example"the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
Synonymsinvade, overrun
BroaderinhabitBe present in
Spanishinvadir
Catalanenvair, infestar
Nounsinfestationa swarm of insects that attack plants
infestationthe state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
English > infest: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningLive on or in a host, as of parasites.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
BroaderinhabitBe present in
Spanishinfestar
Catalaninfestar

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