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louse

louse

 
pronunciation:
laUs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: lice, louses
definition 1: any of a large variety of very small, flightless, parasitic insects that live on the bodies of mammals and birds.
definition 2: (informal) one who deserves contempt.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loused, louses, lousing
definition: to remove lice from the body or hair of; delouse.
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