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[ten-tuh-kuh ld] /ˈtɛn tə kəld/
having tentacles.
Also, tentaculated
[ten-tak-yuh-ley-tid] /tɛnˈtæk yəˌleɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of tentacled
1855-60; tentacle + -ed3
Related forms
multitentacled, adjective
untentacled, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From inward-looking, tentacled conglomerates, many transformed themselves into global firms focused on particular markets.
  • Hypnotic sessions prompt memories of steel medical instruments, tentacled aliens, and an operating table.
  • His were about distant planets, with tentacled forms of life and violent warfare.
  • Jersey, followed by descriptions of tentacled aliens emerging from spaceships, brandishing and firing weapons at humans.
  • Many animals depend on stealth to catch prey, but a small tentacled water snake resorts to downright trickery.
  • These corals feed by extending their tentacled polyps into the water from delicate branches that rise above the bottom.
  • New species of eight-tentacled octopus with wide arm suckers.
  • A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings.

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