infest

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪnˈfɛst/

Verb[change]

Plain form
infest

Third-person singular
infests

Past tense
infested

Past participle
infested

Present participle
infesting

Aphids infesting a plant
  1. (transitive) If a place is infested, it is inhabited by large numbers or something.
  2. (pathology) If insects infest a plant, it invades a host plant or animal.