Etymology
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infestation (n.)

early 15c., "a being infested," from Old French infestacion, from Late Latin infestationem (nominative infestatio) "a troubling, a disturbing, a molesting," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin infestare "to attack, disturb" (see infest).

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Definitions of infestation

infestation (n.)
the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites;
infestation (n.)
a swarm of insects that attack plants;
Synonyms: plague
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