Definition of tentacle
- corruption spreading its tentacles
The corporation's tentacles are felt in every sector of the industry.
the tentacles of organized crime
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: one of the long, flexible arms of an animal (such as an octopus) that are used for grabbing things and moving
tentacles : power or influence that reaches into many areas
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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