Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Infestation by vermin, especially parasitic vermin.

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  • n. The generation or breeding of vermin.
  • n. A griping of the bowels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The generation or breeding of vermin.
  • n. A griping of the bowels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The generation or breeding of worms or other parasites; parasitic infestation, as by intestinal worms; helminthiasis; phthiriasis; the lousy disease

Etymologies

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Latin verminatio the worms, a disease of animals, a crawling, itching pain.

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