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1A small red mark caused by the bite of a flea.
- ‘She had been locked away with a convicted murderer, and she had emerged with head lice and flea bites.’
- ‘To relieve itching, and to help heal flea bites and skin inflammation, consider giving your pet an herbal skin and coat rinse.’
- ‘I thought this might be a reaction to the antibiotics I had him on to heal sores from the original flea bites.’
- ‘About six days after suffering the infected flea bite, the victim develops a blackish pustule at the point of the bite.’
- ‘The poor thing is allergic to flea bites, and has the most awful scabs around his back legs and tail area.’
- 1.1 A trivial injury or cost.‘the proposed energy tax amounted to little more than a fleabite’very small sum, pittance, trifle, trifling sum, drop in the ocean, insignificant sum, derisory sum, paltry sumsmall change, pencenext to nothing, hardly anythingpeanuts, chicken feed, piddling amount, shoestringchump changetickeydribletView synonyms
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