Definition of Infestation

1. Noun. The state of being invaded or overrun by parasites.




2. Noun. A swarm of insects that attack plants. "A plague of grasshoppers"
Exact synonyms: Plague
Generic synonyms: Cloud, Swarm
Derivative terms: Infest, Infest, Plague

Definition of Infestation

1. n. The act of infesting or state of being infested; molestation; vexation; annoyance.

Definition of Infestation

1. Noun. The presence of a large number of pest organisms in an area or field, on the surface of a host or anything that might contact a host, or in the soil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infestation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Infestation

1. Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, e.g., body lice. Synonym: ectoparasitism. (05 Mar 2000)

Infestation Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Infestation Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Infestation

inferred
inferrer
inferrers
inferreth
inferrible
inferring
infers
infertile
infertile male syndrome
infertilely
infertilities
infest
infestant
infestants
infestation (current term)
infestations
infested
infester
infesters
infesteth
infesting
infestive
infestivity
infests
infestuous
infeudate
infeudated
infeudates
infeudating

Literary usage of Infestation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forest Owners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax by William C. Siegel, William L. Hoover, Harry L. Haney, Jr., Karen Liu (1996)
"Disease or Insect infestation—Trees grown for timber that are killed by disease or insect infestation do not ordinarily result in a casualty loss. ..."

2. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... variety showing the greatest, and the local variety the least infestation. (4) Amongst winter-sown wheats, the loca variety also suffered less; ..."

3. Collected Papers (1922)
"infestation from immediately around the houses or under the galleries was practically ruled ... Another source of infestation, especially in the children, ..."

4. The Planting and Care of Shade Trees by Alfred Gaskill, John Bernhard Smith, Melville Thurston Cook, New Jersey Forest Commission (1912)
"... infestation in spring may mean serious danger before the year is over. Not many of the ordinary shade trees are subject to dangerous infestation Attacks ..."

5. The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense: In which the by Emanuel Swedenborg (1894)
"... safe from infestation by it; " they would not be hurt if they drank any deadly thing" meant that they would not be contaminated by the malice of the ..."

6. Text-book of Meat Hygiene: With Special Consideration of Antemortem and by Richard Heinrich Edelmann, John Robbins Mohler, Adolph Eichhorn (1919)
"If an organ or a part of a carcass shows numerous lesions caused by parasites, or if the character of the infestation is such that complete extirpation of ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Infestation

Search for Infestation on Dictionary.com!Search for Infestation on Thesaurus.com!Search for Infestation on Google!Search for Infestation on Wikipedia!

Search