How to Pronounce borer?

Correct pronunciation for the word "borer" is [bˈɔːɹə], [bˈɔːɹə], [b_ˈɔː_ɹ_ə].

"Borer" in context

Borer is a term used to describe wood-boring insects that feed on and destroy wood. They can cause considerable damage to timber products, furniture, and other wooden objects. The term is usually used to refer to beetles and moths such as carpenter ants, wood wasps, powderpost beetles and termites.

These insects bore into wood and deposit eggs which later hatch into larvae that feed on the wood and continue the cycle. Borer damage usually appears as long meandering grooves or small holes. Further damage can occur as the holes are enlarged and tunnels are created, weakening the overall structure of the timber product.

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