transitive verb Date: circa 1920 to rid of small animal pests (as insects or rodents) • disinfestation noun

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  • disinfest — [dis΄in fest′, dis′in fest΄] vt. to remove insects, small rodents, or other pests from disinfestation [dis΄in΄fes tā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • disinfest — disinfestation, n. /dis in fest /, v.t. to rid of insects, rodents, etc. [1915 20; DIS 1 + INFEST] * * * …   Universalium

  • disinfest — verb To eliminate insects, and vermin, and similar unwanted plagues of pests from a building …   Wiktionary

  • disinfest — dis·in·fest .dis ən fest vt to rid of small animal pests (as insects) dis·in·fes·ta·tion (.)dis .in .fes tā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • disinfest — dis·in·fest || ‚dɪsɪn fest v. rid of pests (such as insects, rodents, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disinfest — verb rid of infesting vermin. Derivatives disinfestation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disinfest — dis·infest …   English syllables

  • disinfest — dis•in•fest [[t]ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛst[/t]] v. t. to rid of insects, rodents, etc • Etymology: 1915–20 dis•in fes•ta′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • disinfest — /ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛst/ (say .disin fest) verb (t) to rid of vermin, especially lice or rats. –disinfestation /dɪsɪnˌfɛsˈteɪʃən/ (say disin.fes tayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • disinfest — v.tr. rid (a person, a building, etc.) of vermin, infesting insects, etc. Derivatives: disinfestation n …   Useful english dictionary

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