Meaning of “glue ear” in the English Dictionary

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"glue ear" in British English

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glue earnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡluː ˌɪər/ us /ˈɡluː ˌɪr/ UK

a medical condition common in children, in which the middle part of the ear becomes filled with a liquid that prevents them from hearing correctly:

Over half of all children in Britain get glue ear at some time before they are 16, and it can lead to permanent hearing loss.

(Definition of “glue ear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)