Definition of earplug in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪəplʌɡ/


(usually earplugs)
A piece of wax, rubber, or cotton wool placed in the ear as protection against noise, water, or cold air.
Example sentences
  • If the noise level rises above that point, hearing protection, earplugs or a similar device, would be required.
  • Surfers are then advised to protect their ears from further exposure to water by wearing earplugs, using a neoprene hood or wearing a helmet.
  • Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented by avoiding excessive noise and using hearing protection such as earplugs and earmuffs.

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