Infested
Infest In*fest", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infesting}.] [L. infestare, fr. infestus disturbed, hostile, troublesome; in in, against + the root of defendere: cf. F. infester. See {Defend}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

To poison vermin that infest his plants. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

These, said the genius, are envy, avarice, superstition, love, with the like cares and passions that infest human life. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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