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[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).


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