Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To eat into, gnaw, bore, or perforate, as is done by various worms, grubs, maggots, etc.; eat a way through or into. See worm-eaten.
  • To affect injuriously, impair, or destroy by any slow, insidious process.
  • Same as wormeaten.

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Examples

  • But how Is one to keep free from those mental microbes that worm-eat people's brains -- those Theories and Diets and Enthusiasms and infectious Doctrines that we are always liable to catch from what seem the most innocuous contacts?

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