bitten bitten  /ˈbɪ tən/


  1. (n) a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  2. (n) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
  3. (n) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  4. (n) a light informal meal
  5. (n) (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait
  6. (n) wit having a sharp and caustic quality
  7. (n) a strong odor or taste property
  8. (n) the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  9. (n) a portion removed from the whole
  10. (v) to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
  11. (v) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
  12. (v) penetrate or cut, as with a knife
  13. (v) deliver a sting to

Derived Word(s)


  1. On July 15 a surfer was apparently bitten on the leg a few miles from the site of Jessie's attack.
  2. Bessie's owner discovers her lifeless, bitten body and buries her.
  3. No, I wasn't bitten by a dog as a kid or raised by cats.


  1. 14-year-old bitten by rattlesnake during Badlands hike

    Hannah Crittenden was enjoying her South Dakota vacation with her five family members Friday until she was bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking with her mom in the Badlands.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Rapid City Journal

  2. Ill. boy bitten by monkey to seek rabies treatment

    A southwestern Illinois prosecutor says a boy bitten by a pet monkey during a dog event will undergo precautionary rabies vaccinations rather than having the primate euthanized to see if it's infected with the disease.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: 14 WFIE Evansville

  3. Child bitten by dog to need plastic surgery

    A Des Moines 22-month-old child bitten by an adult Rottweiler this week was in stable condition at a local hospital but suffered serious injuries to her face and will need plastic surgery, according to a police report.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register


  1. "No I won't (keep using it). Once bitten, twice shy. It's a serious thing and something I'll continue to re-evaluate," he said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Ben Cousins Source: Herald Sun

  2. "I loved Victorya's design immediately when I saw it during my appearance on 'Project Runway,' and am very excited that Bitten shoppers will have the opportunity to add our interpretation of the dress to their closets," Parker said in a statement.
    on Nov 24, 2007 By: Sarah Jessica Parker Source:

  3. O'Grady told the Daily Mirror: "I didn't realise I was bitten at first but I looked at my right arm and there was blood gushing down from it. I saw two puncture marks and I realised I had been bitten - and it must have been a snake. It really...
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Paul O Grady Source: Independent

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