Definition of hairball in English:

hairball

Syllabification: hair·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈhe(ə)rˌbôl
 
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noun

  • A ball of hair that collects in the stomach of a cat or similar animal as a result of the animal’s licking its coat.
    More example sentences
    • To prevent hairballs, groom your cat frequently to remove loose hair.
    • You can help prevent hairballs by grooming your cat frequently to remove the excess hair that will cause them.
    • If your cat continues to have trouble with hairballs, talk to your vet about what you should do to improve this.

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