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1. A hole made by a burrowing worm.
2. Physics A theoretical distortion of spacetime in a region of the universe that would link one location or time with another, through a path that is shorter in distance or duration than would otherwise be expected.


1. (Zoology) a hole made by a worm in timber, plants, etc
2. (General Physics) physics a tunnel in the geometry of space–time postulated to connect different parts of the universe
ˈwormˌholed adj



1. a hole made by a burrowing or gnawing worm, as in timber or fruits.
2. a theoretical passageway in space between a black hole and a white hole.
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Noun1.wormhole - hole made by a burrowing wormwormhole - hole made by a burrowing worm  
hollow, hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
buraco de minhoca


[ˈwɜːmhəʊl] N (left by earthworm) → agujero m de gusano; (left by woodworm) → agujero m de polilla
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"Artificial wormholes have been made to the parquet surface and the wood grain pattern has been brushed out with a steel brush.
The theory is that such power could be created by anti-matter- matter reaction that a 'warp field' could be created allowing a craft to move through artificial wormholes in space and time.
Early studies suggested that physical matter could be teleported between disparate spatial locations through mechanisms such as enhanced quantum probability displacement, matter-energy scrambling, or artificial wormholes. Unfortunately, these techniques proved difficult to control and had unintended side effects (see Distant Galactic Detonations from Unbalanced Space-Time MT Injection Nodes, Exeter and Meacham, 1954).