To be infested is to be full of something unpleasant. The word can be used to describe anything from a room to a whole country.

  • The house was infested with spiders, and it was very difficult to live in.

  • The country is infested with corruption, and it's very difficult to live there.

Definition of infested


To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers; to plague, harass.


(of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal.

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Example Sentences for infested

  • 1

    Like the shambling zombie hordes in many horror movies, the python has infested almost every inch of the Everglades.

  • 2

    It can infest cherries if not controlled.

  • 3

    The map of the range of the infestation is outdated.

  • 4

    The town was infested with drugs and violence.

  • 5

    Then the plagues followed by the start of the infestation.

  • 6

    Often the stress that provokes this is the exposure of the infestation.

  • 7

    Infested shoots desiccate and drop to the soil.

  • 8

    It is a putrefied cheese infested with live maggots.

  • 9

    Proper housekeeping is crucial for the prevention of infestations.

  • 10

    Sanitation and inspection are the keys to prevent the infestation.