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

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

      insect pests
    • 2. any small invertebrate animal, especially one with several pairs of legs.

  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.

    • noun

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

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

      a long, slender, slow-moving insect that resembles a twig. Many species appear to lack males and the females lay fertile eggs without mating.
    • noun

      a small bug 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.
    • noun

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

      a substance that deters insects from approaching or settling:
    • noun

      a bird or animal that feeds on insects:
    • noun

      a substance sprayed from an aerosol that kills insects:
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