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Definition of nasal:

  1. A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
  2. A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
  3. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously.
  4. Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing ( wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng ( see Guide to Pronunciation, // 20, 208); characterized by resonance in the nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.
  5. Of or pertaining to the nose.
  6. One of the nasal bones.
  7. Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.


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