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insect

noun /ˈinsekt/
any of many kinds of small six-legged creatures with wings and a body divided into sections
insecto
flies, wasps and other insects.
insecticide /inˈsektisaid/ noun a substance (usually in powder or liquid form) for killing insects.
insecticida
insectivorous /-ˈtivərəs/ adjective (biology) (of plants or animals) feeding (mainly) on insects.
insectívoro
insect repellent noun a chemical preparation that repels insects.
repelente de insectos
Translations of “insect”
in Korean 곤충…
in Arabic حَشَرة…
in French insecte…
in Italian insetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昆蟲…
in Russian насекомое…
in Turkish böcek…
in Polish owad…
in Portuguese inseto…
in German das Insekt…
in Catalan insecte…
in Japanese 昆虫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昆虫…
(Definition of insect from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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