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crea·ture / ˈkrēchər/ • n. an animal, as distinct from a human being. ∎  an animal or person. ∎  a fictional or imaginary being, typically a frightening one: a creature from outer space. ∎ archaic anything living or existing: dress, jewels, and other transitory creatures. ∎  a person of a specified kind, typically one viewed with pity, contempt, or desire: you heartless creature! ∎  a person or organization considered to be under the complete control of another: the village teacher was expected to be the creature of his employer. PHRASES: creature of habit a person who follows an unvarying routine.DERIVATIVES: crea·ture·ly adj.

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