dealated

adjective

de·​alat·​ed (ˌ)dē-ˈā-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce dealated (audio)
: divested of the wings
used of postnuptial adults of insects (such as ants) that drop their wings after a nuptial flight

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dealated was in 1904

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“Dealated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dealated. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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