[in-fe-stey-shuh n] /ˌɪn fɛˈsteɪ ʃən/
the act of ; state of being .
a harassing or troublesome invasion:
an infestation of ants.
early 15c., from Late Latin infestationem (nominative infestatio) “a troubling, disturbing, molesting,” noun of action from past participle stem of infestare (see infest).
[in-fest] /ɪnˈfɛst/ verb (used with object) 1. to live in or overrun to an unwanted degree or in a troublesome manner, especially as predatory animals or vermin do: Sharks infested the coastline. 2. to be numerous in, as anything undesirable or troublesome: the cares that infest the day. 3. Archaic. to harass. /ɪnˈfɛst/ verb (transitive) […]
/ˌɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən/ noun 1. (in feudal society) 2. the granting of tithes to laymen
[in-fib-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ɪnˌfɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the stitching together of the vulva, often after a clitoridectomy, leaving a small opening for the passage of urine and menstrual blood. 2. the similar stitching of the prepuce. n. 1640s, noun of action from infibulate.
[in-fib-yuh-leyt] /ɪnˈfɪb yəˌleɪt/ verb (used with object), infibulated, infibulating. 1. to stitch together the vulva of (a girl or woman), often after a clitoridectomy, in order to prevent intercourse. 2. to stitch the prepuce of (a male). /ɪnˈfɪbjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to enclose (esp the genitals, to prevent sexual intercourse) with a clasp v. 1620s, […]