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mite

noun uk   /maɪt/ us  

mite noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a very small animal similar to a spider: a red spider mite

mite noun (CHILD)

[C] mainly UK informal a young child, especially one deserving sympathy because he or she is ill or hungry: Poor little mite, he looks so tired.

mite noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[S] old-fashioned a very small amount: I couldn't eat another mite.a mite old-fashioned informal slightly: He seemed a mite embarrassed.
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