tongue-tie

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tongue-tie

(tŭng′tī′)
n.
Restricted mobility of the tongue resulting from abnormal shortness of the frenum.
tr.v. tongue-tied, tongue-ty·ing, tongue-ties
To make tongue-tied.

tongue-tie

n
(Pathology) a congenital condition in which the tongue has restricted mobility as the result of an abnormally short frenulum

tongue′-tie`



n., v. -tied, -ty•ing. n.
1. impeded motion of the tongue caused esp. by shortness of the frenum, which binds it to the floor of the mouth.
v.t.
2. to make tongue-tied.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tongue-tie - deprive of speechtongue-tie - deprive of speech; "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining