Associations to the word «Oral»


ORAL, adjective. Relating to the mouth.
ORAL, adjective. Spoken rather than written.
ORAL, noun. (countable) A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.
ORAL, noun. (countable) A physical examination of the mouth.
ORAL, noun. (uncountable) Oral sex.
ORAL, proper noun. A male given name of American usage, ultimately derived from Aurelius.
ORAL AVAILABILITY, noun. (pharmacology) The quality of being efficacious when taken by mouth (usually of a medicinal drug).
ORAL CAVITIES, noun. Plural of oral cavity
ORAL CAVITY, noun. (medicine) mouth
ORAL GLUCOSE, noun. A medication high in glucose often given in a gel form to treat patients experiencing a diabetic crisis
ORAL GRATIFICATION, noun. (psychology) In Freudian psychology, the satisfaction felt in infancy when the need for food, especially from the mother's breast, is fulfilled, and which in later life can be associated with such dysfunctional behaviors as excessive eating, drinking, or smoking.
ORAL HISTORIES, noun. Plural of oral history
ORAL HISTORY, noun. (historiography) The collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews.
ORAL HISTORY, noun. Oral tradition
ORAL HYGIENE, noun. The practice of keeping the mouth clean in order to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, periodontitis, bad breath (halitosis), and other dental disorders.
ORAL LORE, noun. Oral tradition
ORAL LORES, noun. Plural of oral lore
ORAL MUCOSITIS, noun. Inflammation of the mucus membranes of the mouth.
ORAL SEX, noun. Stimulation of the genitals using the mouth.
ORAL TRADITION, noun. Cultural material and tradition transmitted orally from one generation to another.
ORAL TRADITIONS, noun. Plural of oral tradition

Dictionary definition

ORAL, noun. An examination conducted by spoken communication.
ORAL, adjective. Using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement".
ORAL, adjective. Of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth; "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine".
ORAL, adjective. Of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish".
ORAL, adjective. 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.

Wise words

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