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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  To  poison  vermin  that  infest  his  plants.  --Cowper. 
 
  These  said  the  genius,  are  envy,  avarice, 
  superstition,  love,  with  the  like  cares  and  passions 
  that  infest  human  life.  --Addison. 
 
  And  the  cares  that  infest  the  day  Shall  fold  their 
  tents,  like  the  Arabs,  And  as  silently  steal  away 
  --Longfellow. 




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