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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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