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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infest, overrunverb

    invade in great numbers

    "the roaches infested our kitchen"

  2. invade, overrun, infestverb

    occupy in large numbers or live on a host

    "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"

  3. infestverb

    live on or in a host, as of parasites


  1. infestverb

    to be mischievous; to be hurtful; to be harassing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infestverb

    mischievous; hurtful; harassing

    Etymology: [L. infestus. See Infest, v. t.]

  2. Infestverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. infestus. See Infest, v. t.]


  1. Infest

    Infest is the second album by Californian rock band Papa Roach. It was released on April 25, 2000, and became the 20th highest-selling album of 2000 in the United States. It was certified triple Platinum in the U.S. on July 18, 2001, and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart. This album earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Infest has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide with 3 million in U.S. and is their best-selling album to date. "Thrown Away" contains a softer version of the song "Tightrope", which starts at about 4:57.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infest

    in-fest′, v.t. to disturb: to harass.—adj. (Spens.) hostile: troublesome.—n. Infestā′tion (Milt.), molestation. [Fr.,—L. infestāre, from infestus, hostile, from in and an old verb fendere, to strike, found in of-fendĕre, de-fendĕre.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. infest

    To trouble greatly; to disturb; to annoy; to harass; as, the sea is infested with pirates; parties of the enemy infest the coast.

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  2. feints

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of infest in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Frye:

    It's not that these parasites can infest our bodies.

  2. Jimmy Kimmel:

    Tell these Congressmen – and lobbyists – who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly-Christian men – and women – who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year – to do something. Now. Not later. Now.

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