oral meaning

EN[ˈɔːɹəl] [ˈɒɹəl] [-ɔːɹəl]
  • The word oral may refer to:
  • As an adjective:
  • the mouth, the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva
  • speech communication as opposed to writing
  • oral administration of medicines
  • oral schools, schools that use oralism to teach the deaf
  • oral stage, Sigmund Freud's name for a child's development during the first 0 to 18 months of life, in which an infant's pleasure centers are in the mouth
  • oral sex, sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a sex partner by the use of the mouth, tongue, teeth or throat
FR oral

    Definition of oral in English Dictionary

  • NounPLorals
    1. NC A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.
      1. NC A physical examination of the mouth.
        1. NU Oral sex.
        2. Adjective
          1. Relating to the mouth.
            1. Spoken rather than written.
              1. an oral presentation; an oral French exam
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • ODV-E66 is a chondrotinase which also disrupts the peritrophic matrix to facilitate oral infection [48 ].
              • However, the oral bioavailability of AAS is poor, and its main components including lappaconitine and ranaconitine have a relatively short half-life.
              • In oral implantology, bacteria are present in dental plaque and along with in the microgap between implant and prosthesis screws on implants.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Oral bisphosphonates were the predominant treatment recommended by physicians with 35 of the 44 patients reporting that their physician recommended alendronate, ibandronate, or risedronate (Table 4).
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                Related Links:
                1. fr oral
                2. en orally
                3. fr orale
                4. en orals
                5. fr orales
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of oral for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "oral" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
                Difficultness: Level 4
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                Definiteness: Level 6
                Definite    ➨     Versatile