[ in-sek-til ]

  1. pertaining to or like an insect.

  2. consisting of insects.

Origin of insectile

First recorded in 1605–15; insect + -ile

Words Nearby insectile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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