Grammar Patterns

Combining forms

The '-infested' group

These combining forms combine with nouns. The adjectives formed indicate that a thing or person has a lot of something, physically or metaphorically. This may be a good thing or a bad thing.
You can buy calcium-enriched milks at supermarkets or from your milkman.
The men floated in shark-infested waters all alone for five days before a Navy plane spotted the survivors.
It's not surprising you feel guilt-ridden about trying to solve personal problems while watching your children suffer.
They say it is better to drive past a rain-sodden woman standing by the roadside than pick her up.
  • -drenched
  • -encrusted
  • -enriched
  • -filled
  • -infested
  • -laden (graded)
  • -rich (graded)
  • -ridden (graded)
  • -riddled
  • -soaked
  • -sodden
  • See related content

    NEW from Collins!
    NEW from Collins!
    English Word Lists
    English Word Lists
    Latest Word Submissions
    Latest Word Submissions
    Easy Learning English Grammar
    Easy Learning English Grammar
    COBUILD Grammar Patterns
    COBUILD Grammar Patterns
    Word Lover's Blog
    Word Lover's Blog
    Online Scrabble Checker
    Online Scrabble Checker
    The Paul Noble Method
    The Paul Noble Method
    Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
    Register now or login in to access