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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; A luminance entity equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source.

Usage examples (37)
  • These combs resemble those used up to the present day for removing nits from the hair.
  • The "nit" -- the egg of the louse -- might be distinguished from scurf
  • My one immediate nit is that you can’t use a BlueTooth headset.
  • Nurses - known as nit nurses - periodically visited the schools to monitor cleanliness and general health. for more
Tutoring comment
  • For just a "nit" (trivial detail) she hated the sweater I had "knit" (intertwining yarn to make fabric).
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