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English noun: tentacle

1. tentacle (attribute) something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold


SamplesCaught in the tentacles of organized crime.


Broader (hypernym)grasp, grip

2. tentacle (animal) any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion


Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process


Narrower (hyponym)antenna, barbel, feeler, feeler









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