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Survivors describe scooping it into their helmets before lowering themselves into shark-infested waters.

From Eater

Being infested with those microbes can slow a mussel’s growth — and reproduction, too.

Another woman’s rental home was infested with rats and cockroaches.

From Vox

As one expert notes, 2000 through 2011 saw high levels of pirate activity, with the Gulf of Aden area off the coast of East Africa becoming the most pirate-infested part of the world, and the most dangerous for cargo ships.

Today, the roughly four dozen known species of Rafflesiaceae all infest vines from a single genus, Tetrastigma.

If the actions of men are necessary, if men are not free, what right has society to punish the wicked who infest it?

The horrible staring eyes began again to infest his journey, and seemed to accompany him wherever he went.

The sultry nights in Chorillos are rendered doubly unpleasant by the swarms of vermin which infest the houses.

The same holds true of the multitude of nature demons that infest field and forest and the vicinity of streams and gorges.

The Bark lice or Scale-insects should also be collected in connection with the leaves or twigs which they infest.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to infest, such as: abound, annoy, assail, beset, crowd, and defile.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.