Terebrate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Terebrate To perforate; to bore; to pierce.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • terebrate To bore; perforate.
    • terebrate To be a bore; make one tired.
    • terebrate Provided with a terebra or borer, as a hymenopterous insect; fashioned into a borer, as an ovipositor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Terebrate to bore
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. terebratus, p. p. of terebrare, from terebra, a borer, terere, to rub
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Terebrant: with an ovipositor fitted for piercing or boring.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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