Definition of earwax in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈirˌwaks/


The protective yellow waxy substance secreted in the passage of the outer ear. Also called cerumen.
Example sentences
  • The GP will first check to see if the ears are being blocked by an object or substance such as earwax.
  • Earaches could also be due to tooth problems, an ear canal injury (from a cotton swab), earwax, or something stuck in the ear.
  • They studied more than 100 patients who attended general practices in an English city to have earwax removed.

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Syllabification: ear·wax

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