verb (used without object), verminated, verminating.
to become infested with vermin, especially parasitic vermin.
Archaic. to breed or infest with vermin.

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

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vermination (ˌvɜːmɪˈneɪʃən)
the spreading of or infestation with vermin

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vermination ver·mi·na·tion (vûr'mə-nā'shən)

  1. The production or breeding of worms or larvae.

  2. Infestation by vermin, especially parasitic vermin.

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