of a coin : altered by the insertion of a plug of base metal
: closed by or as if by a plug : obstructed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Best news of all: the oil spill is plugged and no hurricane ever went across the slick while the oil was still flowing. Chris Mooney, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2010 Applying the letter of the law could conceivably require a hunter to dismantle the shotgun (plugged tube or not, since most plugs can be removed) before leaving home and reassembling it at the destination before hunting. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 3 Dec. 2022 For the tech guru, the newest Echo Dot will help keep them plugged into their favorite Amazon music, audiobooks, and of course, hands-free internet searches. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 10 Nov. 2022 And despite huge profit margins, Shell and Exxon are selling off tens of thousands of oil and gas wells in California — with the likely result that many of them won’t get plugged, and will leak methane until taxpayers pay to shutter them. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2022 Social media and livestreaming mean that the world is more plugged into the goings-on of fashion month than ever before. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 31 Aug. 2022 Check container plantings for plugged drainage holes; repotting may be needed. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Oct. 2022 Because Sidney was so aware, so plugged into what was happening with people. Clarissa Cruz, EW.com, 23 Sep. 2022 Of all the anchors and analysts, CNN's anchor Anderson Cooper seemed the most plugged into the rhythms of the day's events. David Zurawik, CNN, 19 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plugged was in 1694

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“Plugged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plugged. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


: blocked, closed, or obstructed by or as if by a plug
a plugged lymph vessel

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