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white ant

noun
1.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85

white-ant

[hwahyt-ant, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌænt, ˈwaɪt-/
verb (used with object), Australian Informal.
1.
to undermine or subvert from within.
Origin
1915-20
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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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white ant

noun
1.
another name for termite
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