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earache

[ eer-eyk ]
/ ˈɪərˌeɪk /
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noun
pain in the ear; otalgia.
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Origin of earache

First recorded in 1650–60; ear1 + ache

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British Dictionary definitions for earache

earache
/ (ˈɪərˌeɪk) /

noun
pain in the middle or inner earTechnical name: otalgia Compare otitis
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Medical definitions for earache

earache
[ îrāk′ ]

n.
Pain in the ear; otalgia.
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