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contact lensnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.tækt ˌlenz/  us   /ˈkɑːn.tækt ˌlenz/ (also contact)
C2 a ​small round ​curvedpiece of ​transparentplastic, ​worn on the ​surface of the ​eye to ​improveyoursight: I usually ​wear contact ​lenses, but I sometimes ​wearglasses when my ​eyes are ​tired.
(Definition of contact lens from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contact lensnoun [C]

 /ˈkɑn·tækt ˈlenz/
a ​small, round, ​curvedpiece of ​transparentmaterial, esp. ​plastic, that ​fits on the ​surface of an ​eye to ​improvesight: I need new contact lenses.
(Definition of contact lens from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contact lens”
in Arabic عَدَسة لاصِقة…
in Korean 콘택트 렌즈…
in Portuguese lente de contato…
in Catalan lentilla…
in Japanese コンタクトレンズ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐形眼镜…
in Turkish kontak lens…
in Russian контактная линза…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱形眼鏡…
in Italian lente a contatto…
in Polish soczewka kontaktowa…
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