how to pronounce infest


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infest is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of infest in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… again infest pretty common in …”

meanings of infest


  1. To invade a host plant or animal.
  2. To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers; to plague, harass.


  1. Mischievous; hurtful; harassing.


  1. Hostility.

infest frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word infest occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics infest can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that infest can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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