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bedbug

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛdbʌɡ
 
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Definition of bedbug in English:

noun

A bloodsucking bug which is a parasite of birds and mammals.
  • Family Cimicidae, suborder Heteroptera: Cimex and other genera, and many species, in particular C. lectularius, which comes out to feed on humans at night
Example sentences
  • Bloodsucking bedbugs are sneaking back between the sheets some 50 years after being all but wiped out in the developed world, a new study says.
  • Fears that an infestation of giant, blood-sucking bedbugs is plaguing south Dublin have been raised after a second outbreak was confirmed.
  • We wished to avoid the constant and real threat of bedbugs, fleas, and other insect pests which we had brought home in our bags, topclothing, and soiled linens.

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