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tentacled

[ten-tuh-kuh ld] /ˈtɛn tə kəld/
adjective
1.
having tentacles.
Also, tentaculated
[ten-tak-yuh-ley-tid] /tɛnˈtæk yəˌleɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of tentacled
1855-1860
1855-60; tentacle + -ed3
Related forms
multitentacled, adjective
untentacled, adjective
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  • Somehow, the two young ladies felt the chilly presence of a tentacled fish out of water, that was wholly inexplicable.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • It has large claws in which it holds anemones, tentacled sea animals with no power of motion.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • There's one tentacled thing that reminds me of a frightened rotifer.

    Competition James Causey
  • But by now the deadly advance of the tentacled demons had begun once more.

  • A solid wall of water, in which writhed dozens of tentacled monsters, was upon us, and we had time for nothing but action.

  • Great sea slugs crawled about on the bottom with gigantic starfish, and actiniae of vivid colours spread their tentacled blossoms.

    Fire Island G. Manville Fenn

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