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 Dictionary entry overview: What does riddled mean? 

RIDDLED (adjective)
  The adjective RIDDLED has 2 senses:

1. (often followed by 'with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes
2. spread throughout

  Familiarity information: RIDDLED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RIDDLED (adjective)

Sense 1riddled [BACK TO TOP]


(often followed by 'with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes

Context examples:

a sweater riddled with moth holes / cliffs riddled with caves / the bullet-riddled target


damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)

Sense 2riddled [BACK TO TOP]


Spread throughout

Context example:

cities riddled with corruption


full (containing as much or as many as is possible or normal)

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