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infest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
infestin‧fest /ɪnˈfest/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HBLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTif insects, rats etc infest a place, there are a lot of them and they usually cause damagebe infested with something 🔊 The kitchen was infested with cockroaches.shark-infested/rat-infested etc 🔊 shark-infested waters2 if a place is infested with things or people you do not want, there are too many of them therebe infested with something 🔊 an area infested with holiday homes Grammar Infest is usually passive.infestation /ˌɪnfeˈsteɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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infestmosquito-infested swampsbe infested with somethingI had reservations about Monte Cristo, which is said to be infested with adders.Researchers have found the soil to be infested with around 500 grubs per square metre instead of the usual five or so.The house she lives in is infested with cockroaches, and damp is coming through the ceiling.Fish do scratch, and this does not mean they are infested with gill flukes.The entire house was infested with mice which meant that everybody was in constant battle against their droppings and their smell.After eight years of a Republican governor, state government was infested with Republicans.Your shop is infested with rodents.And what is more heinous their armies are infested with smallpox!
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Verb table
infest
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinfest
he, she, itinfests
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinfested
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave infested
he, she, ithas infested
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad infested
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill infest
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have infested
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam infesting
he, she, itis infesting
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you, we, theyare infesting
Past
I, he, she, itwas infesting
you, we, theywere infesting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been infesting
he, she, ithas been infesting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been infesting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be infesting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been infesting
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