Definition of ear drops in English:

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ear drops

Pronunciation: /ˈi(ə)r ˌdräps/

Entry from US English dictionary

plural noun

1Liquid medication to be applied in small amounts to the ear.
Example sentences
  • The addition of steroids to the ear drops may decrease the inflammation and edema of the canal and resolve symptoms more quickly, but not all studies have shown a benefit.
  • A large increase in fungal and resistant staphylococcal infections was noted in children who had been treated with antibiotic ear drops.
  • Although surgery is often necessary, antibiotic ear drops are frequently prescribed to control the discharge that patients may have with this condition.
2 (eardrops) Hanging earrings.
Example sentences
  • Diamond chandelier ear drops by Stephen Russell, NYC, are perennial favorites.

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