oral stage

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Noun1.oral stage - (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
babyhood, early childhood, infancy - the early stage of growth or development
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Oral stage and pharyngeal stage: the bolus is pushed backwards by the tongue into the pharynx.
So it was that I was rooted in Kapampangan in a version of Freuds "oral stage" because culture was transmitted through my mouth in language and food.
Between birth and one and a half years, infants experience what he termed "the oral stage." The oral stage is marked by experiences of pleasure and aggression through the mouth orifice.