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metaphoric

adjective
variants: or metaphorical

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expressing one thing in terms normally used for another
  • an author fond of such metaphorical phrases as "the desert was a fiery furnace"

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“Metaphoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/metaphoric. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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