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nearsighted

adjective uk   /ˌnɪəˈsaɪ.tɪd/ us    /ˌnɪrˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/ US (UK shortsighted)
B2 Someone who is nearsighted cannot see objects clearly that are far away.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
nearsightedness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
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