earache

[eer-eyk]
noun
pain in the ear; otalgia.

Origin:
1650–60; ear1 + ache

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earache (ˈɪərˌeɪk)
 
n
Compare otitis Technical name: otalgia pain in the middle or inner ear

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earache
1789, from ear (1) + ache.
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earache ear·ache (ēr'āk')
n.
Pain in the ear; otalgia.

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Examining the ear can reveal the cause of symptoms such as an earache, the ear feeling full, or hearing loss.
If you have an earache for longer than a day or it is causing severe pain, you should consult a doctor.
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