Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tentacle

2 senses of tentacle

Sense 1
tentacle -- (something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold; "caught in the tentacles of organized crime")
       => grip, grasp -- (an intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp")

Sense 2
tentacle -- (any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion)
       => process, outgrowth, appendage -- (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process")

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