from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Infested with or damaged by worms.
  • adjective Suggestive of a worm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing a worm; full of worms; infested or affected with worms; lousy, as fish; measly, as pork; worm-eaten, as timber, fruit, etc.
  • Worm-like; low; mean; debased; groveling; earthy.
  • Associated with earthworms, and hence with the earth or the grave; gloomy or dismal as the grave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing a worm; abounding with worms.
  • adjective Like or pertaining to a worm; earthy; groveling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or like a worm or worms.
  • adjective Infested with worms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
  • adjective totally submissive


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