Definition of hairball in English:

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hairball

Pronunciation: /ˈherˌbôl/

noun

A ball of hair that collects in the stomach of a cat or similar animal as a result of the animal’s licking its coat.
Example sentences
  • To prevent hairballs, groom your cat frequently to remove loose hair.
  • You can help prevent hairballs by grooming your cat frequently to remove the excess hair that will cause them.
  • If your cat continues to have trouble with hairballs, talk to your vet about what you should do to improve this.

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Syllabification: hair·ball

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