plomb

[ pluhm ]
/ plʌm /
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noun Surgery.

any inert material inserted into a body cavity for therapeutic purposes.

Nearby words

  1. plodder,
  2. plodding,
  3. plodge,
  4. ploeşti,
  5. ploidy,
  6. plombage,
  7. plomer,
  8. plonk,
  9. plonker,
  10. plonking

Origin of plomb

First recorded in 1900–05; variant of plumb

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Examples from the Web for plomb

  • Molly sounded as if these people had the plomb of position and conscious breeding.

    The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper