pacifier

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noun pac·i·fi·er \ˈpa-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of pacifier

  1. 1 :  one that pacifies

  2. 2 :  a usually nipple-shaped device for babies to suck or bite on

1533

First Known Use of pacifier

1533


PACIFIER Defined for English Language Learners

pacifier

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noun pac·i·fi·er \ˈpa-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of pacifier for English Language Learners

  • : a rubber object shaped like a nipple for babies to suck or bite on


Medical Dictionary

pacifier

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noun pac·i·fi·er \ˈpas-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Medical Definition of pacifier

  1. 1:  a usually nipple-shaped device for babies to suck or bite on

  2. 2:  tranquilizer



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