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Definition of mite noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a very small creature like a spider that lives on plants, animals, carpets, etc. see also dust mite
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a small child or animal, especially one that you feel sorry for Poor little mite!
  3. 3(old-fashioned) a small amount of something The place looked a mite (= a little) expensive.
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