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    oral - Dictionary definition and meaning for word oral

    (noun) an examination conducted by spoken communication Definition
    (adj) using speech rather than writing
    Synonyms : unwritten
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    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement
    (adj) of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth
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    • oral hygiene
    • an oral thermometer
    • an oral vaccine
    (adj) of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located
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    • the oral cavity
    • the oral mucous membrane
    • the oral surface of a starfish
    (adj) a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression
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