white ant

noun

Origin:
1675–85

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white-ant

[hwahyt-ant, wahyt-]
verb (used with object) Australian Informal.
to undermine or subvert from within.

Origin:
1915–20

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white ant
 
n
another name for termite

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The demand is caused by the ravages of the white ant, which eats all kinds of wood.
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