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  1. in·sect
    IPA[ˈinˌsekt]
  2. n. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: insect, plural noun: insects

    • noun

      a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings.

      any small invertebrate animal such as a spider or tick.

    • n. noun

      an Asian scale insect that lives on trees and produces secretions that are used in the production of shellac.
    • n. noun

      a small insect with a protective shieldlike scale. It spends most of its life attached by its mouth to a single plant, sometimes occurring in such large numbers that it becomes a serious pest.
    • n. noun

      a large, slow-moving tropical insect related to the stick insects, with a flattened body that is leaflike in shape and color.
    • noun

      a small red mark caused by the bite of an insect:
    • noun

      a bird or animal that feeds on insects:
    • noun

      a powder used to kill or drive away insects:
    • noun

      a substance that deters insects from approaching or settling:
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