Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a starfish.

Etymologies

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starfish +‎ -like

Examples

  • The old tongue-and-groove floorboards creaked loudly under my weight as I straightened up and a little boy on the other mattress sat up, screaming something that might have been Mama, Mama in his birth tongue, staring blindly ahead, his arms flailing, starfishlike, in the air.

    Last Lullaby

  • The shape - octopuslike, starfishlike, machine - approached on thin, invisible jets.

    Starfarers

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