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Definition 1: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stopple in the sense of this definition

(stopple is a kind of ...) an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

(... is a kind of stopple ) a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask

(... is a kind of stopple ) the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)

(... is a kind of stopple ) a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin

(... is a kind of stopple ) a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise

(... is a kind of stopple ) a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)

(... is a kind of stopple ) plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture

(... is a kind of stopple ) plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)

(... is a kind of stopple ) a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Definition 2: close or secure with or as if with a stopper - [verb of contact]

Samples where stopple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stoppered the wine bottle
  • The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers

Synonyms for stopple in the sense of this definition

(stopple is a kind of ...) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

"plug the hole" "stop up the leak"

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