Definition of worm-eaten in English:


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1(Of organic tissue) eaten into by worms: a worm-eaten corpse
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  • They fish a worm-eaten corpse out of the river while swimming.
  • Now, on the whole, this sort of vivid reference to rotting flesh and the worm-eaten body is not a very good argument for seduction.
1.1(Of wood or a wooden object) full of holes made by woodworm: the worm-eaten stairs
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  • Imposing at 75 inches on a side and 7 inches deep, the painting, like eight others shown here, has holes drilled in its edges, like worm-eaten driftwood.
  • Fourteen-centimetre shells sit on the sea floor nearby, in what is left of the worm-eaten wooden boxes that once held them.
  • Then you got the fun of walking over a narrow worm-eaten wooden bridge with the water lapping a few inches below.

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