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  • adj. Damaged throughout by holes.
  • adj. Having (something) spread throughout, as if by an infestation.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of riddle.

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

  • adj. spread throughout
  • adj. (often followed by `with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes


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