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verb [transitive] infest pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈfest/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinfest
he/she/itinfests
present participleinfesting
past tenseinfested
past participleinfested
  1. 1
    if animals or insects infest a place, there are very many of them in it, so that they might cause damage or disease
    be infested by/with something: The entire house was infested with mice.
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  2. 2
    informal to make a place or situation very unpleasant by being present in large numbers or quantities
    The article went on at length about the “awful programs that infest our television screens.”

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