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worm-eaten

[wurm-eet-n] /ˈwɜrmˌit n/
adjective
1.
eaten into or gnawed by worms.
2.
impaired by time, decayed or antiquated.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English wormeten; see worm, eat, -en3
Related forms
unworm-eaten, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unworm-eaten

worm-eaten

adjective
1.
eaten into by worms: a worm-eaten table
2.
decayed; rotten
3.
old-fashioned; antiquated
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