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bookworm

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊkwəːm
 
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Definition of bookworm in English:

noun

1 informal A person who enjoys reading.
Example sentences
  • A school is creating a new generation of bookworms with an innovative reading project.
  • And it's perfect reading for the bookworm to capture over a weekend.
  • Anju, the rebellious bookworm, grows up angry at the world.
2(Especially formerly) the larva of a wood-boring beetle which feeds on the paper and glue in books.
Example sentences
  • The Clinic has plans to market insecticidal papers which need to be interleafed in books and magazines to keep away silverfish and bookworms, explains Mr. Shaji.
  • According to him, termites and bookworms damage palm-leaf inscriptions.
  • The bookworm reminds the authors of the vulnerability of books, not only from voracious insects, but also from the acid in the paper that is destroying our books.

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