[ UK /ˈɪnsɛkt/ ]
[ US /ˈɪnˌsɛkt/ ]
  1. small air-breathing arthropod
  2. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
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How To Use insect In A Sentence

  • I have sprayed them a couple of times with soapy water, which kills some of them but doesn't harm beneficial insects like ladybirds.
  • Egg-laying adults are especially active during bloom, a time period when insecticides should not be applied.
  • Mycoinsecticides are fungal sprays that work on insect pests from the inside out.
  • A turtle eating the insect that eats the leaf makes a chain of two.
  • Zoophagous insects extract nutrients from a living animal host and represent a broad group of parasitic insects.
  • A mantid is the most humanlike of insects; it has its eyes arranged so that it can see forward, allowing it depth perception. The Killing Kind
  • In this course will be considered diphtheria, small-pox, the insect carriers of disease, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and uncinariasis. The University of Virginia Record
  • The insects are forming thick clouds near the ground, and they carpet the inside of the car when the doors are cracked open.
  • Nectarines exhibit different reactions to specific insect attacks and fungal infections than do peaches.
  • If you place the access outside, be sure it is insulated and weatherstripped against both the elements and intrusion by insects or small animals.
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