AskDefine | Define infest

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1 invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen" [syn: overrun]
2 occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North" [syn: invade, overrun]
3 live on or in a host, as of parasites

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


to be mischievous; to be hurtful; to be harassing

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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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