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An object or piece of extraneous matter that has entered the body by accident or design:‘the intrauterine device is a foreign body’figurative ‘an idea from outside the department is viewed as a foreign body’
contaminant, adulterant, pollutant, foreign bodyView synonyms
- ‘The foreign body that it cannot effectively assimilate is European modernity.’
- ‘This could mean the end of the rejection problem - when the body rejects a foreign body after transplantation.’
- ‘The first was to repair the eye immediately after the injury and the second was to remove the foreign body and re-attach the retina.’
- ‘That is, in spite of the importance of English to international relations, it remains a foreign body, and one that exists in school at the expense of other subjects.’
- ‘If there is a superficial foreign body inside the eye as a result of a glass/iron bit getting lodged in the eye, it needs to be removed as soon as possible.’
- ‘An ultra-sound scan revealed the presence of a foreign body in her thigh muscle.’
- ‘The drawing action of castor oil is also very useful for removing splinters or other foreign bodies from the eye, allowing the offending bodies to be removed along natural channels.’
- ‘Remember, your animal suffering a gastrointestinal foreign body does not constitute a lack of parenting or care.’
- ‘They're simply there to stop foreign bodies going into the lungs.’
- ‘A foreign body stuck in a pipe covers most situations.’
- ‘The body encounters myriad foreign bodies via the mucus lining of air passages.’
- ‘Come on, Bryan - you must have a foreign body stuck in your pipeline!’
- ‘Eye injuries may be caused by irritants such as sand, dirt, or other foreign bodies on the eye's surface.’
- ‘Nature has provided glands that produce wax to keep foreign bodies like insects from entering the ear.’
- ‘They are treated as foreign bodies that have to be extirpated from the body Hispanic.’
- ‘It is the foreign body that puts the body to work.’
- ‘The foreign body was removed through another surgery.’
- ‘A general anaesthetic can interfere with the body's natural cough reflex, which normally helps prevent foreign bodies entering the breathing system.’
- ‘The cause of the accident was a foreign body which got jammed between the brake caliper and the inside of a wheel rim and machined a groove into the rim which caused an immediate failure.’
- ‘The DNA then starts making proteins that are recognised by the body as foreign bodies and attacked.’
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