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1. deathwatch

noun. ['ˈdɛθˌwɑːtʃ'] bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death.

Synonyms

  • deathwatch beetle
  • beetle
  • Anobiidae
  • Xestobium rufovillosum

Antonyms

  • intrusive

Etymology

  • death (English)
  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • watch (English)

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2. deathwatch

noun. ['ˈdɛθˌwɑːtʃ'] minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers.

Synonyms

  • Trogium pulsatorium
  • book louse
  • genus Liposcelis
  • Liposcelis divinatorius
  • psocopterous insect
  • Liposcelis
  • booklouse

Etymology

  • death (English)
  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • watch (English)

Example sentences of the word deathwatch


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pitch canker fungi are believed to spread via different insects, such as engraver, twig, cone and deathwatch beetles, as well as spittlebugs.

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