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Another word for bug

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Noun
  1. A minute organism usually producing disease

      1. An organism or infectious agent of microscopic or submicroscopic size, especially a bacterium or protozoan.
      2. (Microbiology) An organism that is too small to be seen by the unaided eye, especially a single-celled organism, such as a bacterium.
      3. Any microscopic or ultramicroscopic animal, plant, bacterium, virus, etc.
      1. (Microbiology) Any microorganism, but specially said of those microorganisms which are harmful types of bacteria.
      2. A minute life form; a microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease. Not in technical use.
      3. A microscopic organism; esp., any of the bacteria that cause disease; germ
      1. The rudimentary form from which a new organism is developed; seed; bud
      2. (Biology) A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      3. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
  2. A minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature

  3. Something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

      1. A deficiency; a flaw.
      2. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
      1. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
      2. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
      3. A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
      1. A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
      2. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
      3. A defect; fault; error
      1. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
      2. (Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
      3. A mistake; an error:
      1. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
      2. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
      3. An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
      1. A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
      2. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
      3. Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
  4. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

      1. (Informal) A difficult endeavor or problem:
      2. An enthusiast; a buff:
      3. A devotee; fan
      1. An abnormally formed organism, especially one regarded as a curiosity.
      2. Any abnormal animal, person, or plant; monstrosity
      3. An eccentric or nonconformist person, especially a member of a counterculture.
      1. An evil spirit; a demon.
      2. (Informal) One who is particularly adept at something:
      3. A person who is excellent at some activity
      1. Anything in the shape of a fan, as the tail of a bird
      2. A person enthusiastic about a specified sport, pastime, or performer; devotee
      3. Something resembling an open fan in shape:
      1. One who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a subject:
      2. A heavy, soft, brownish-yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides
      3. A piece of soft material, such as velvet or leather, often mounted on a block and used for polishing.
      1. Among the ancient Jews, a member of a radical political and religious sect that openly resisted Roman rule in Palestine
      2. A fanatically committed person.
      3. One who is zealous, especially excessively so.
      1. A psychotic or otherwise mentally ill person who exhibits violent or bizarre behavior. Not used in psychiatric diagnosis.
      2. A wildly or violently insane person; madman; lunatic
      3. A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something:
      1. A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
      2. A person whose extreme zeal, piety, etc. goes beyond what is reasonable; zealot
      1. A zealot; a fanatic.
      2. One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit:
      3. A person full of enthusiasm
      1. A person extremely devoted to religion; zealot
      2. One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate:
      3. A person strongly devoted to something or someone
Verb
  1. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

  2. To monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit

      1. To connect a concealed listening or recording device to (a telephone line).
      2. To tap (a telephone wire, etc.) to get information secretly or underhandedly
      3. To install or to use such a device.
      1. To perform a tap dance
      2. To pull out the tap or plug from
      3. To furnish with a spigot or tap.

Another word for bug

Noun
  1. An insect

      1. A true bug
      2. Any insect of the order Hemiptera; the true bugs
      3. Any of numerous insects of the order Hemiptera, having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking and two pairs of wings, and including the cicadas, the aphids, and the heteropterans, such as the assassin bugs and the water striders.
      1. (Brit.) A mosquito
      2. A type of jet fighter aircraft.
      3. Any of various tiny two-winged flies, especially those that sometimes form swarms.
      1. Such persons collectively
      2. Animals that prey on farm animals or game or that destroy crops.
      3. Various insects, rodents, or other small animals regarded as pests because destructive, disease-carrying, etc., as flies, lice, rats, or weasels
      1. A type of mallet with a large wooden head, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
      2. Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.
      3. Any insect resembling a beetle
  2. *A microbe

      1. Any of various submicroscopic agents that infect living organisms, often causing disease, and that consist of a single or double strand of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein coat. Unable to replicate without a host cell, viruses are typically not considered living organisms.
      2. A harmful or destructive influence:
      3. A disease caused by a virus.
      1. Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming, aerobic bacteria of the genus Bacillus that often occur in chains and include B. anthracis , the causative agent of anthrax.
      2. Any rod-shaped bacterium
      3. (Loosely) Any of the bacteria, esp. those causing disease
  3. *A defect

      1. (Slang) A mishap, error, malfunctioning, etc.
      2. A sudden, brief change in the period of a pulsar, believed to be caused by sudden changes in the structure of the rotating star
      3. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
      1. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
      2. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
      3. A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
      1. Something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing
      2. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
      3. A mistake; an error:
      1. A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
      2. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
      3. A defect; fault; error
  4. *An enthusiast

      1. A person who is interested in a subject or an activity as a hobby
      1. A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
      2. A person whose extreme zeal, piety, etc. goes beyond what is reasonable; zealot
      1. Among the ancient Jews, a member of a radical political and religious sect that openly resisted Roman rule in Palestine
      2. A person who is zealous, esp. to an extreme degree; fanatic
      3. One who is zealous, especially excessively so.
      1. A person strongly devoted to something or someone
      2. A person extremely devoted to religion; zealot
      3. One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate:
Verb
  1. *To annoy

      1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      2. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
      3. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
      1. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
      2. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
      3. To worry or trouble, esp. with petty annoyances; harass, pester, etc.
      1. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
      2. To cause suffering or hardship for:
      3. To afflict with a plague
      1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
      2. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
      3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
  2. *To install hidden microphones