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infest

[in′fest]
(medicine)
To live on or within the host's body.
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As she swam, her mind, filled with the terrors of the night, conjured recollection of the stories she had heard of the fierce crocodiles which infest certain of the rivers of Borneo.
In the past he had had experience with the rodents and vermin that infest every native village, and, while he was not overscrupulous about such matters, he much preferred the fresh air of the swaying trees to the fetid atmosphere of a hut.
They are so vast and magnificent that the latter seem to be only vermin which infest them.
It lives, like the mosquitoes that infest it, entirely on its summer visitors.
The applicant stated that he had been annoyed, at intervals throughout the day, by the proceedings of some of those strolling Indians who infest the streets.
Maples are the beetles' favorites, but they also can infest birch, ash, elm, horse chestnut, mountain ash, poplar and willow trees.
Without appropriate action, EHB has the potential to infest and damage the structural integrity of homes and buildings built with untreated pine, Mr Baston said.
quintana DNA has been regularly detected in lice collected from the heads of persons living in poverty, but it had not been detected in head lice that infest schoolchildren (7,8).
leucarpum has been reported to preferentially infest a number of different species, including American ash (Fraxinus americana), black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), black walnut (Juglans nigra), black cherry (Prunus serotina), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), American elm (Ulmus americana), among others (Thompson and Poindexter, 2005; Thompson and Evans, 2011).