infest [in fest′]
[Fr infester < L infestare, to attack, trouble < infestus, hostile < in-, in + IE base * dhers-, to be bold, attack > DARE]
1. to overrun or inhabit in large numbers, usually so as to be harmful or bothersome; swarm in or over
2. to be parasitic in or on (a host)

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