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ear candle

Syllabification: ear can·dle

Definition of ear candle in English:

noun

A hollow cone-shaped tube of wax-coated paper or other material, made for use in ear candling.
Example sentences
  • Hopi ear candles are not so much a candle, more a tube made of pure cotton soaked in a healing mixture of beeswax, sage, camomile and other herbs and then dried and rolled.
  • My greatest relief came from using ear candles to remove excess earwax and a neti pot, a teapot-like Ayurvedic tool, to flush warm saltwater through my nasal passages.
  • They used to sell ear candles but stopped.

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