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synonyms for infest

  • abound
  • annoy
  • assail
  • beset
  • crawl
  • crowd
  • defile
  • fill
  • flock
  • harass
  • harry
  • infect
  • invade
  • overspread
  • overwhelm
  • pack
  • penetrate
  • pester
  • plague
  • pollute
  • press
  • ravage
  • swarm
  • teem
  • throng
  • worry
See also synonyms for: infested / infesting / infests
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Survivors describe scooping it into their helmets before lowering themselves into shark-infested waters.
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Being infested with those microbes can slow a mussel’s growth — and reproduction, too.
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Another woman’s rental home was infested with rats and cockroaches.
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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.
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Today, the roughly four dozen known species of Rafflesiaceae all infest vines from a single genus, Tetrastigma.
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Some companies will vacuum roach-infested sites to capture many bugs and eggs and knock infestations down to levels that can be managed with sticky traps.
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The reason, in significant part, is the changing climate—and how it enabled a beetle species to infest forests in the Canadian province of British Columbia years ago.
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If the actions of men are necessary, if men are not free, what right has society to punish the wicked who infest it?
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The horrible staring eyes began again to infest his journey, and seemed to accompany him wherever he went.
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The sultry nights in Chorillos are rendered doubly unpleasant by the swarms of vermin which infest the houses.
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WORDS RELATED TO INFEST

  • be alive with
  • be all over the place
  • be knee deep in
  • be no end to
  • be plentiful
  • be thick with
  • be up to one's ears in
  • crawl with
  • crowd
  • flourish
  • flow
  • have a full plate
  • infest
  • overflow
  • proliferate
  • swarm
  • swell
  • teem
  • thrive
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