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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
antant /รฆnt/ โ—โ—โ—‹ noun [countable] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 HBIa small insect that lives in large groups2 โ†’ have ants in your pants
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antโ€ข How damaging are ants to plants?โ€ข You can see families on outings alongside the drive below you, looking like ants at their own picnic.โ€ข A million red ants crawling inside a silk sheet, that was what I should have seen.โ€ข In spite of all we could do, several snakes died as a result of the ant bites.
-ant-ant /ษ™nt/, -ent suffix [in nouns and adjectives] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š XXsomeone or something that does something ๐Ÿ”Š a servant (=someone who serves others) ๐Ÿ”Š disinfectant (=substance for killing germs) ๐Ÿ”Š expectant (=expecting) ๐Ÿ”Š pleasant (=pleasing)
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-antโ€ข a disinfectantโ€ข an assistant
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