earplug

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Etymology[edit]

ear +‎ plug

Noun[edit]

earplug (plural earplugs)

  1. A piece of protective clothing that is meant to be inserted in the ear canal to protect the wearer's hearing from loud noises or the intrusion of water.

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Verb[edit]

earplug (third-person singular simple present earplugs, present participle earplugging, simple past and past participle earplugged)

  1. (transitive) To fit with earplugs.
    • 1975, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Developmental Psychobiology, Volume 8
      In this same strain of mouse, earplugging from 17-22 days postpartum is effective in inducing susceptibility to audiogenic seizures...
    • 1992, Robin Cody, Ricochet river
      There wasn't much I could tell him, earplugged, but I crawled into turbine number 3 and waved him on in.

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