Definition of nicotine patch in English:

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nicotine patch

Pronunciation: /ˈnikəˌtēn ˌpaCH/


A patch impregnated with nicotine and worn on the skin by a person trying to give up smoking. Nicotine is gradually absorbed into the bloodstream, helping reduce the craving for cigarettes.
Example sentences
  • The nicotine gum and the nicotine patch can be bought without a prescription from your doctor.
  • You might try using nicotine gum or a nicotine patch.
  • For example, the patient who needs to be doing something with his or her hands may prefer the nicotine inhaler over the nicotine patch.

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Syllabification: nic·o·tine patch

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