Infest vs Contaminate - What's the difference?

infest | contaminate |


As verbs the difference between infest and contaminate

is that infest is to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers while contaminate is to introduce impurities or foreign matter to.

As an adjective infest

is (obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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)

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    contaminate

    English

    Verb

    (contaminat)
  • To introduce impurities or foreign matter to.
  • Do not contaminate the peanut butter with the jelly.
    This water is contaminated . It isn't safe to drink.
  • To soil or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to pollute.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Shall we now / Contaminate our figures with base bribes?
  • * Goldsmith
  • I would neither have simplicity imposed upon, nor virtue contaminated .
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