Definition of earwax in English:


Line breaks: ear¦wax
Pronunciation: /ˈɪəwaks


[mass noun]
  • The protective yellow waxy substance secreted in the passage of the outer ear. Also called cerumen.
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    • The GP will first check to see if the ears are being blocked by an object or substance such as earwax.
    • Earaches could also be due to tooth problems, an ear canal injury (from a cotton swab), earwax, or something stuck in the ear.
    • They studied more than 100 patients who attended general practices in an English city to have earwax removed.

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