from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pain in the ear; otalgia.

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  • n. A pain in the middle or inner ear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ache or pain in the ear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pain in the ear; otalgia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ache localized in the middle or inner ear


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  • The earache is back, and it sounds for all the world as if a Chinook is trying (unsuccessfully) to take off in my head.

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  • This is greatly the case with earache, which is a trouble of the nerves of the ear -- not those of hearing, but the ordinary nerves supplying the part.

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  • No TAR's, no prior authorization, no withoholds on payment-just cash from a willing patient-often the same patient who never seemed to have their $10 copay with them when they came c/o "earache".

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  • I’ll go see her tomorrow, tell her the earache was a false alarm, not an infection after all.

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  • I know he missed a day of school, but we can explain that away by saying his earache was a false alarm and that when the phone call came from Nancy’s sister, she packed him up and went.

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  • Yesterday, her best bud was away (expected, and she won't be back until at least tomorrow), she had to head to the nurse's office because of an "earache" (actually, the reason her ear hurt so much is because it popped and she couldn't get it to pop back), and was invited to a classmate's birthday party next weekend.

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  • Or perhaps he is shot with a Winchester rifle, this being the usual mode of despatching a friend who has asked another to put him out of the world on account, perhaps, of some trifling but troublesome ailment such as earache or neuralgia, which the sufferer imagines to be incurable. [

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  • These groups of people were often visibly disadvantaged, lacking things that we in California, and even in Bogotá, could take for granted—like a doctor to treat a bad earache.

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  • She wondered if she should pursue the earache theory, just in case.

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