Woodworm vs Wormed - What's the difference?

woodworm | wormed |

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




(wikipedia woodworm) (Anobium punctatum)


(en noun)
  • Any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
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  • Synonyms

    * (any wood-boring beetle larvae) deathwatch beetle * (furniture beetle)






    (en adjective)
  • 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.


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