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2 definitions found
 for moth-eaten
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moth-eaten \Moth"-eat`en\, a.
     having holes due to eating by moths or moth larvae; -- of
     cloth or clothing.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  moth-eaten
      adj 1: showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat";
             "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and
             tatty curtains" [syn: moth-eaten, ratty, shabby,
             tatty]
      2: worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths; "moth-eaten
         blankets" [syn: moth-eaten, mothy]
      3: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-
         eaten theories about race"; "stale news" [syn: cold,
         stale, dusty, moth-eaten]

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