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contact lens

Syllabification: con·tact lens

Definition of contact lens in English:

noun

A thin plastic lens placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct visual defects.
Example sentences
  • You would save a lot if you purchased your Halloween lenses from an online contact lens retailer instead.
  • With this option, you wear a bifocal contact lens in your nondominant eye and a contact lens set for distance in your dominant eye.
  • Note that the leaves flip by almost turning inside out - similar to the flipping of a contact lens, plastic lid or the reversal of a torn tennis ball.

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