Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Provided with or having tentacles.

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  • adj. Having tentacles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having tentacles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a tentacle or tentacles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having tentacles

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Examples

  • On a recent episode of Argentina's "Un Mundo Perfecto" program, host Roberto Pettinato -- said to be a Howard Stern-like shock jock -- dubbed his tentacled victim "a Nazi" before hacking off its head and then placing hunks of the carcass into a blender.

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  • The discovery of the deepest known "black smoker" vents has revealed eyeless shrimps and white tentacled anemones living 3.1 miles below the surface in a Caribbean rift.

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  • Get a load of this: "A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings", with elements of "an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature", "but it was the general outline of the whole that made it most shockingly frightful".

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  • The atmosphere at the Krusty Krab has the monochrome tint of a Gen X workplace satire, a Clerks or an Office Space; Mr. Krabs cackles over his money, while Squidward, the tentacled sourpuss at the register, droops with ennui.

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  • It would hang, an absurdly massive tentacled sepia event.

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  • Or bubbling vile tentacled horrors from beyond spacetime.

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  • It's called, appropriately enough, the tentacled snake, and a Vanderbilt University researcher recently documented how this snake uses its body to - in essence - make fish swim right into its mouth.

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  • In the three days that followed, the picture being ejected from the typewriter had changed to in no particular order: A tentacled monster knitting at the bottom of the ocean; A fallen angel with a broken wing; and a legion of sterilized zombies erupting from a pharmaceutical laboratory.

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  • In John Carpenter's The Fog, a California fishing town is attacked by the ghosts of dead sailors when fog descends; in Stephen King's novella The Mist, another small town is similarly terrorised, but this time the fog contains tentacled monsters.

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  • I mean; you were aiming for the tentacled thing in the moat.

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