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Dictionary definition for: Moth-eaten

1. (s) showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat" "shabby furniture" "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

2. (s) worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths; "moth-eaten blankets"

3. (s) lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"

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