\ ˈpləgd How to pronounce plugged (audio) \

Definition of plugged

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

Examples of plugged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Alexander Mattison cuts right instead of running into a plugged middle, Zimmer is being lauded today for his guts instead of being lambasted. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "Vikings aftermath: When the right decisions yield the wrong results," 12 Oct. 2020 And decades of dependence on fast-flowing liquid hydrocarbons for fuel have left little tolerance for spending many minutes more plugged in and stationary, waiting for lithium-ion cells to recharge. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How far can you drive an electric car at 70mph before it stops?," 31 Aug. 2020 Those most plugged into the news and social networks, and with the time and ability to wait in line, fared best. oregonlive, "Oregon exhausts its $500 payouts, which brought relief to some and frustrations for others," 21 Aug. 2020 Leadership also remains plugged into what’s happening in the world, employees say. Dwight Adams, The Indianapolis Star, "IndyStar Top Workplaces 2020: WGU Indiana," 9 Aug. 2020 So while other lights can remain plugged in while in use, that’s pretty much an impossibility with the Whellen without adding your own charger with a longer cord. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "The best ring lights of 2020," 7 Aug. 2020 Consequently, white oaks have long served as wood for ships and wine barrels because the plugged vessels of the white oak species hold water more effectively than those of the red oaks. Andrew L. Hipp, Scientific American, "How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere," 15 July 2020 Nguyen, co-founder of Ktown for All, an activist group that advocates for the homeless, plugged numbers into Excel from the budget that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a few weeks earlier. NBC News, "Los Angeles activists were already pushing to defund the police. Then George Floyd died.," 14 June 2020 Elliott seemed plugged into the cyberfeminist premonition that the Internet would usher in a post-gender age. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Power and Business of Hip-Hop: A Reading List on an American Art Form," 12 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of plugged

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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19 Oct 2020

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“Plugged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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\ ˈpləgd How to pronounce plugged (audio) \

Medical Definition of plugged

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

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