HyperDic: infestation

English > 2 senses of the word infestation:
NOUNstateinfestationthe state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
groupinfestation, plaguea swarm of insects that attack plants
infestation > pronunciation
Soundsihnfeh'stey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > infestation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being invaded or overrun by parasites.
NarrowerGuinea worm disease, Guinea worm, dracunculiasisA painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
acariasis, acariosis, acaridiasisinfestation with itch mites
ascariasisinfestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms
coccidiosis(veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia
echinococcosis, hydatid disease, hydatidosisinfestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)
enterobiasisAn infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis
fascioliasis, fasciolosisinfestation with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica
fasciolopsiasisinfestation with the large intestinal fluke Fasciolopsis buski
helminthiasisinfestation of the body with parasitic worms
myiasisinfestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation
onchocerciasis, river blindnessinfestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas
opisthorchiasisinfestation with flukes obtained from eating raw fish
pediculosis, lousinessinfestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
schistosomiasis, bilharzia, bilharziasisAn infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma
trichinosis, trichiniasis, myositis trichinosainfestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork)
trichuriasisinfestation by a roundworm
trombiculiasisinfestation with chiggers
BroaderfullnessThe condition of being filled to capacity
Spanishinfestación, plaga
Catalaninfestació, plaga
Verbsinfestinvade in great numbers
infestoccupy in large numbers or live on a host
English > infestation: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA swarm of insects that attack plants.
Synonymplague
Broaderswarm, cloudA group of many things in the air or on the ground
Verbsinfestinvade in great numbers
infestoccupy in large numbers or live on a host

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