Infest

Definition of Infest

In`fest´
a.1.Mischievous; hurtful; harassing.
v. t.1.To trouble greatly by numbers or by frequency of presence; to disturb; to annoy; to frequent and molest or harass; as, fleas infest dogs and cats; a sea infested with pirates.
[imp. & p. p. Infested; p. pr. & vb. n. Infesting.]
To poison vermin that infest his plants.
- Cowper.
These, said the genius, are envy, avarice, superstition, love, with the like cares and passions that infest human life.
- Addison.
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.
- Longfellow.

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beset, crawl with, creep with, flood, infiltrate, inundate, invade, overrun, overspread, overswarm, penetrate, permeate, pervade, plague, ravage, swarm, swarm over, swarm with
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