dealated

adjective
de·​alat·​ed | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈā-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce dealated (audio) \

Definition of dealated

: divested of the wings used of postnuptial adults of insects (such as ants) that drop their wings after a nuptial flight

Other Words from dealated

dealation \ ˌdē-​(ˌ)ā-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce dealated (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of dealated

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Dealated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dealated. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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