Verminate \Ver"mi*nate\, v. i. [L. verminare to have worms, fr. vermis a worm.] To breed vermin. [1913 Webster]

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  • verminate — vermination, n. /verr meuh nayt /, v.i., verminated, verminating. 1. to become infested with vermin, esp. parasitic vermin. 2. Archaic. to breed or infest with vermin. [1685 95; < L verminatus, ptp. of verminare to be infested with maggots, to… …   Universalium

  • verminate — verb To breed vermin. That old dog just doesnt do much anymore; he mostly masticates and verminates …   Wiktionary

  • verminate — verb [usu. as adjective verminating] archaic breed or become infested with vermin. Derivatives vermination noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • verminate — ver·mi·nate …   English syllables

  • verminate — v.intr. 1 breed vermin. 2 become infested with parasites. Derivatives: vermination n. Etymology: L verminare verminat f. vermis worm …   Useful english dictionary

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  • vermin — /verr min/, n., pl. vermin. 1. noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, esp. those of small size that appear commonly and are difficult to control, as flies, lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, and rats. 2. an objectionable or… …   Universalium

  • verminous — verminously, adv. verminousness, n. /verr meuh neuhs/, adj. 1. of the nature of or resembling vermin. 2. of, pertaining to, or caused by vermin: verminous diseases. 3. infested with vermin, esp. parasitic vermin: verminous shacks. [1610 20; < L… …   Universalium

  • verminating — adjective archaic breed or become infested with vermin. → verminate …   English new terms dictionary

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