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worm-eaten

[ wurm-eet-n ]
/ ˈwɜrmˌit n /
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adjective
eaten into or gnawed by worms.
impaired by time, decayed or antiquated.
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Origin of worm-eaten

1350–1400; Middle English wormeten;see worm, eat, -en3

OTHER WORDS FROM worm-eaten

un·worm-eat·en, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for worm-eaten

worm-eaten

adjective
eaten into by wormsa worm-eaten table
decayed; rotten
old-fashioned; antiquated
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