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insectile

[ in-sek-til ]
/ ɪnˈsɛk tɪl /
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adjective
pertaining to or like an insect.
consisting of insects.
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Origin of insectile

First recorded in 1605–15; insect + -ile
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How to use insectile in a sentence

  • For a time, the only sound in the room was the tiny insectile humming of the electric clock on the wall.

    Graveyard of Dreams|Henry Beam Piper
  • They looked more than ever like farm machinery, save that their bulging tanks made them look insectile, too.

    Space Tug|Murray Leinster
  • The bald-headed secretary still snapped up the unconsidered insectile trifles which troubled his paper.

    Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
  • The room was silent, except for the small insectile hum of the electric clock.

    The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
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