As verbs the difference between infest and plague
is that infest
is to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers while plague
As an adjective infest
is (obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing.
To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
(pathology, of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal
- Insects are infesting my basement!
(obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing
The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium ''Yersinia pestis .
(pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates
- Ten Biblical plagues over Egypt, ranging from locusts to the death of the crown prince, finally forced Pharaoh to let Moses's people go.
- Bart is an utter plague ; his pranks never cease.
To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
To afflict with a disease or other calamity.
- Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
- ''Natural catastrophies plagued the colonists till they abandoned the pestilent marshland