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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.
is an evergreen, obligate hemi-parasitic epiphyte that infests many deciduous tree species in the southeastern United States (Kuijt, 2003; Coder, 2008; Thompson et al.
In Florida, it infests approximately 24,281 ha (60,000 ac) of citrus, and control costs and losses have exceeded $2,965 per ha ($1,200 per ac) (Stanley 1996).
However, C&D recyclers in Illinois say that it will not have much effect on them, despite the requirement that any wood that crosses state lines must have been treated to protect against the borer, which kills any tree it infests and has been in a few spots in the two states.