infestation infestation  /ɪn ˈfɛ ˈsteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
  2. (n) a swarm of insects that attack plants

Usage(s):

  1. Influenza, tertian fever, leprosy were all endemic, along with tapeworm and a mysterious intestinal infestation that made its victim long to eat earth.
  2. Two years later, we have a butterfly infestation: movies and TV are obsessed with stories about the random connections among vast, multinational and multilingual casts of strangers.
  3. If things go well for him at the box office, Los Angeles restaurants may have to deal with an infestation of waiters who are dumpy Canadians with Jewfros.

News

  1. Emerald ash borer found in Stark County

    The ash trees that line The Strip Shopping Center in Jackson Township are showing signs of an infestation.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: News Channel 5 Cleveland

  2. City Council hears plea for funding from Crisis Ministry

    Gayle Whitehead, executive director of Crisis Ministry of Davidson County, made an impassioned plea with a three-week-old baby in her arms to the Lexington City Council during its meeting on Monday for $30,000 to help the ministry resolve the bedbug infestation that threatens to close the shelter that helps homeless people in the community.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Lexington Dispatch

  3. Controlling moles can be difficult

    Have you noticed a number of raised tunnels appearing in your lawn or garden seemingly overnight? If so, there might be a mole infestation. Controlling moles isn’t easy and can require a good deal of patience. Moles are small mammals with pointed snouts and oversized forefeet used for digging. The most common mole species in our area is the eastern mole. They are about the size of a chipmunk as ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: McDuffie Mirror

Quotes

  1. "The principle goal of this infestation is to bring to a close to this troubled chapter in baseball's history," Mitchell said at his news conference. "And to use the lessons learned in the past to prevent the future use of such substances....
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: George Mitchell Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "Vanderhoof is among several communities that have been affected by Mountain Pine Beetle infestation, which has caused economic and environmental consequences across the province," said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Lawrence Cannon Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

  3. "Most of the dogs were injured, underweight, many had open sores and most had an extreme case of flea infestation," Police Chief William Bratton said at a news conference.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: William Bratton Source: FOXNews

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