Infested vs Affected - What's the difference?

infested | affected |


As verbs the difference between infested and affected

is that infested is (infest) while affected is (affect).

As an adjective affected is

influenced or changed by something.

As a noun affected is

someone , as by a disease.

infested

English

Verb

(head)
  • (infest)

  • infest

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
  • Insects are infesting my basement!
  • (pathology, of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal
  • Synonyms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing
  • (Spenser)

    Anagrams

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    affected

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • influenced or changed by something
  • The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.
  • simulated in order to impress
  • He spoke with an affected English accent.
  • Emotionally moved; touched.
  • (algebra, archaic) adfected
  • an affected equation
  • Resulting from a mostly negative physical effect or transformation
  • See also

    * affectation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone , as by a disease.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (affect)
  • The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.

    See also

    * effected