Definition of eye socket in English:

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eye socket


The cavity in the skull which encloses an eyeball with its surrounding muscles. Also called orbit.
Example sentences
  • Four muscles pull each eyeball straight back into the eye socket, shortening the eyeball.
  • Also very rarely, sinusitis can spread to form a pocket of pus in an eye socket, the brain or a facial bone.
  • I was just pressing the shutter button when the camera smashed bluntly, sharply into the bones surrounding my right eye socket.

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