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Definition 1: a swarm of insects that attack plants - [noun denoting group]

Samples where infestation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a plague of grasshoppers

Synonyms for infestation in the sense of this definition

(infestation is a kind of ...) a group of many things in the air or on the ground

"a swarm of insects obscured the light" "clouds of blossoms" "it discharged a cloud of spores"

Definition 2: the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites - [noun denoting state]

(infestation is a kind of ...) the condition of being filled to capacity

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica; liver damage sometimes occurs; related to liver rot

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with chiggers

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with flukes obtained from eating raw fish; common in eastern Asia

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation of the body with parasitic worms

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)

(... is a kind of infestation ) (veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with itch mites

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted

(... is a kind of infestation ) an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected

(... is a kind of infestation ) an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children

(... is a kind of infestation ) a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation with the large intestinal fluke Fasciolopsis buski; common in eastern Asia

(... is a kind of infestation ) infestation by a roundworm; common in tropical areas with poor sanitation

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