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tongue-tie

verb \ ˈtəŋ-ˌtī \

Definition of tongue-tie

tongue-tied; tongue-tying; tongue-ties
: to deprive of speech or the power of distinct articulation

Origin and Etymology of tongue-tie

back-formation from tongue-tied


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tongue-tie

noun

Definition of tongue-tie

: a congenital defect characterized by limited mobility of the tongue due to a short frenulum

First Known Use of tongue-tie

circa 1852

in the meaning defined above

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Medical Dictionary

tongue-tie

noun

medical Definition of tongue-tie

: a congenital defect characterized by limited mobility of the tongue due to shortness of the frenulum : ankyloglossia

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