feminine noun
1. (insect) 
a. woodworm 
¿Oyes ese ruidito? Creo que tenemos carcoma en el armario.Can you hear that noise? I think we have woodworm in the closet.
2. (dust) 
a. wood dust 
Había carcoma alrededor del viejo arcón.There was wood dust around the old chest.
3. (literary) (fear) 
a. anxiety 
La envidia y los celos eran carcomas constantes en su vida.Envy and jealosy were constant anxieties in her life.
Ramiro sentía remordimiento por lo que había hecho. Era una carcoma que no lo dejaba vivir.Ramiro felt remorse for what he had done. It was a constant worry that wouldn't let him be.
1. (insecto) 
a. woodworm 
2. (polvo) 
a. wood dust 
1 (insecto) woodworm
2 (preocupación) anxiety; perpetual worry
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