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verminate

[vur-muh-neyt] /ˈvɜr məˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), verminated, verminating.
1.
to become infested with vermin, especially parasitic vermin.
2.
Archaic. to breed or infest with vermin.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin verminātus, past participle of vermināre to be infested with maggots, to have racking pains, equivalent to vermin(a) racking pain + -ātus -ate1; dual sense of vermināre by association with vermis worm, maggot, vermin- being taken, perhaps erroneously, as an extended stem of this word
Related forms
vermination, noun
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