Woodworm vs Wormed - What's the difference?
As a noun woodworm
is any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
As an adjective wormed is
affected with woodworm.
As a verb wormed is
Any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
* (any wood-boring beetle larvae) deathwatch beetle
* (furniture beetle)
affected with woodworm
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
- Thus, sitting where I was, I lit my candle once more, and then clambered across that great coffin which, for two hours or more, had been a mid-wall of partition between me and danger. But to get out of the niche was harder than to get in; for now that I had a candle to light me, I saw that the coffin, though sound enough to outer view, was wormed through and through, and little better than a rotten shell. So it was that I had some ado to get over it, not daring either to kneel upon it or to bring much weight to bear with my hand, lest it should go through.