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noun: A stage in the life of an insect between two molts, prior to reaching maturity.
verb tr.: To make a star or decorate using stars.
For noun: From Latin instar (image, form). Earliest documented use: 1895.
For verb: From in- (in, into) + star, from Old English steorra (star). Earliest documented use: 1592.
“So they forced one of their own through all the instars they needed to make her a queen.”
Seanan McGuire; Calculated Risks; Astra; 2021.
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