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infest

[in′fest]
(medicine)
To live on or within the host's body.
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I disapprove of arsenic as a means of destroying noxious insects infesting flowers and plants.
I declare, on my oath, that I never saw any rats in or about the house, or ever heard of any rats infesting it.
Adults and immatures of the Asian citrus psyllid were found infesting a dooryard fig tree, Ficus carica (L).
And they just keep clogging our jails and infesting our prisons.
Comparative efficacy of some pesticides against Eutetranychus orientalis (Klein) infesting ber.