bitten

[ bit-n ]
/ ˈbɪt n /

verb

a past participle of bite.
Related formsun·bit·ten, adjective

Definition for bitten (2 of 2)

bite

[ bahyt ]
/ baɪt /

verb (used with object), bit, bit·ten or bit, bit·ing.

verb (used without object), bit, bit·ten or bit, bit·ing.

noun

Origin of bite

before 1000; Middle English biten, Old English bītan; cognate with Old High German bīzan (German beissen), Gothic beitan, Old Norse bīta; akin to Latin findere to split
Related formsbit·a·ble, bite·a·ble, adjective
Can be confusedbight bite byte
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British Dictionary definitions for bitten (1 of 2)

bitten

/ (ˈbɪtən) /

verb

the past participle of bite

British Dictionary definitions for bitten (2 of 2)

bite

/ (baɪt) /

verb bites, biting, bit or bitten

noun

Derived Formsbiter, noun

Word Origin for bite

Old English bītan; related to Latin findere to split, Sanskrit bhedati he splits
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Medicine definitions for bitten

bite

[ bīt ]

v.

To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.
To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.

n.

The act of biting.
A puncture or laceration of the skin by the teeth of an animal or the mouthparts of an insect or similar organism.
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Idioms and Phrases with bitten (1 of 2)

bitten


see once bitten, twice shy; also see bite.

Idioms and Phrases with bitten (2 of 2)

bite


In addition to the idioms beginning with bite

  • bite off more than one can chew
  • bite one's nails
  • bite one's tongue
  • bite someone's head off
  • bite the bullet
  • bite the dust
  • bite the hand that feeds you

also see:

  • bark is worse than one's bite
  • put the bite on
  • sound bite

Also seebitten.

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