earplug

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noun ear·plug \ˈir-ˌpləg\

Definition of earplug

  1. 1 :  an ornament inserted in the lobe of the ear especially to distend it

  2. 2 :  a device of pliable material for insertion into the outer opening of the ear (as to keep out water or deaden sound)

1820

First Known Use of earplug

1820


EARPLUG Defined for English Language Learners

earplug

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noun ear·plug \ˈir-ˌpləg\

Definition of earplug for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of soft material that you put in your ear to keep out water, noise, etc.


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earplug

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noun ear·plug \-ˌpləg\

Medical Definition of earplug

  1. :  a device of pliable material for insertion into the outer opening of the ear (as to keep out water or deaden sound)


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