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tongue–tie

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verb \ˈtəŋ-ˌtī\

Definition of tongue–tie

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive of speech or the power of distinct articulation

Origin and Etymology of tongue–tie

back-formation from tongue-tied


First Known Use: 1555


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tongue–tie

noun

Definition of tongue–tie

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

Circa 1852

First Known Use of tongue–tie

circa 1852


Medical Dictionary

tongue–tie

noun

Medical Definition of tongue–tie

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

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