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woodwormnoun

uk   /ˈwʊd.wɜːm/  us   /-wɝːm/ (plural woodworm)
[C] the ​youngform of ​particulartypes of beetle that make ​smallholes in ​wood as they ​feed on it [U] the ​damage done to ​woodenobjects when woodworm ​feed on them: The ​roofbeams were ​riddled with woodworm.
(Definition of woodworm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “woodworm”
in Chinese (Simplified) 木蛀虫,木蠹, 木蛀虫害,木蠹虫害…
in Chinese (Traditional) 木蛀蟲,木蠹, 木蛀蟲害,木蠹蟲害…
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