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Noun: tongue tie
  1. A congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
    - ankyloglossia
Verb: tongue-tie  ,túng'tI
  1. Deprive of speech
    "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied"

Derived forms: tongue-ties, tongue-tied, tongue ties, tongue-tying

Type of: birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disease, congenital disorder, deprive

Encyclopedia: Tongue tie