orally

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adverb oral·ly \ ˈȯr-ə-lē , ˈär- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of orally

1 :in spoken words :by means of speech
  • The exam will be given orally.
  • an orally presented argument
  • Deaf, signing parents will "babble" to their infants in sign, just as hearing parents do orally; this is how the child learns language …
  • —Oliver Sacks
2 :by way of the mouth
  • The medicine can be administered orally.
  • Another example is amygdalin, which is found in the pits of peaches and apricots. If consumed orally, it is approximately 40 times more toxic than by intravenous injection …
  • —Des W. Connell

First Known Use of orally

1608


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