infest infest  /ɪn ˈfɛst/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) invade in great numbers
  2. (v) occupy in large numbers or live on a host
  3. (v) live on or in a host, as of parasites

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Usage(s):

  1. Of course, these are the kind of gremlins that infest almost any new airliner in its early service, and there is little doubt that most of them will soon be overcome.
  2. Of course, these are the kind of gremlins that infest almost any new airliner in its early service, and there is little doubt that most of them will soon be overcome.
  3. Drawn by artesian water, kangaroos infest Oxley Station, a cattle property in western New South Wales.

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  1. "The flies infest the whole air," wrote the explorer Ernest Giles in his field diary in 1876. "We can't help eating, drinking, and breathing flies; they go down our throats in spite of our teeth, and we wear them all over our bodies; they...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Ernest Giles Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "This legislation is about more than forest fires," Crapo said. "It is about what happens after a tornado ...... It is about what happens after insects infest forests, threatening neighboring communities."
    on Aug 3, 2006 By: Mike Crapo Source: Seattle Times

  3. ...the heat of a presidential campaign, Johnson's opponent, Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, accepted the Republican nomination in July 1964 at the Cow Palace, saying, "Failures infest the jungles of Vietnam."
    on Aug 8, 2004 By: Barry Goldwater Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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