orally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oral +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

orally (comparative more orally, superlative most orally)

  1. By mouth.
    This medicine is taken orally. Swallowing a pill sure beats getting a shot every day.
  2. Spoken as opposed to written.
    I took the make up test orally because my arm is still in a cast.

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